Timetable: Gender Issues in Theory and Practice

Martial Arts Studies: Gender Issues in Theory and Practice

Hosted by the Centre of Sport, Tourism and Leisure Studies, University of Brighton, Eastbourne Campus, 5th Feb 2016, 10am-5.30pm

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Time Session Speaker(s)



10.20-10.40 Welcome address from the Martial Arts Studies Research Network and the University of Brighton Dr Paul Bowman, Cardiff University

Professor John Sugden, University of Brighton

10.40-11.20 Engaging marginalised young men in a local boxing club Adam Hanover, Eastbourne Boxing Club

Dr Christopher R. Matthews, University of Brighton





Sex, gender and boxing: What’s changed since 2012?

Professor Kath Woodward, The Open University
12.20-13.40 Lunch
13.40-14.20 Creating supportive environments for LGBT people in martial arts clubs Anna Kavoura, University of Jyväskalä

Catherine Phipps, University of Greenwich


Plenary session: Engaging girls and women in martial arts & combat sports

15.00-15.20 break

Tales from the ring: Young boxers’ narratives of desistance from violence


Dr Deborah Jump, Manchester Metropolitan University


‘Love Fighting, Hate Violence’: Building an anti-domestic violence campaign within martial arts and combat sports

Dr Alex Channon, University of Brighton

Dr Christopher R. Matthews, University of Brighton

17.00-17.30 Book launch – ‘Global Perspectives on Women in Combat Sports’ & wine reception