The first research network event of 2015 was our one-day conference at Brighton University, ‘Martial Arts Studies: Gender Issues in Theory and Practice’ on Friday 5th February.
I have written a review of the day here.
Some very interesting reflections on gender issues in martial arts studies, prompted by the Brighton event, and was posted here.
I found these reflections to be both challenging and stimulating, and responded to the critique here.
Another blog post, detailing the conference has also recently been published, here.
The fact that these debates have sprung up within a week of the first network event – I have also been reliably informed that other responses are already being composed – suggests how successful and significant an intervention it was.