Kai Morgan’s Write Ups of Our Events

Independent, non-academic martial arts blogger Kai Morgan has written up the following informal reports and reflections on many of the Network events:

http://www.budo-inochi.com/violence-vulnerability-and-visions/ [Overall write-up of the Martial Arts Studies: Gender Issues in Theory and Practice conference, hosted by the University of Brighton on Friday 5 February 2016]

http://www.budo-inochi.com/kung-fury-contemporary-debates-martial-arts-cinema-conference-write/ [Overall write-up of the Kung Fury: Contemporary Debates in Martial Arts Cinema conference]

https://fitisafeministissue.com/2016/04/16/are-kick-ass-martial-arts-movie-heroines-empowering-or-not-guest-post/ [Based on Colette Balmain’s talk at the Kung Fury: Contemporary Debates in Martial Arts Cinema Conference: ‘Chick Kicks: Bad-ass heroines of Hong Kong Cinema’]

https://goodmenproject.com/guy-talk/chasing-boyhood-dreams-is-actually-a-fast-track-to-maturity-wcz/ [Based on three of the talks at the Kung Fury: Contemporary Debates in Martial Arts Cinema conference]

https://goodmenproject.com/featured-content/the-attraction-of-violence-wcz/ [Reflections on an awkward moment at the Martial Arts Studies: Gender Issues in Theory and Practice conference, and write-up of a follow-up telephone conversation about it with Paul Bowman]

http://www.budo-inochi.com/eight-reasons-to-train-in-lightsaber-combat/ [Based on Ben Judkins’ talk at the 2016 MAS Conference: ‘Liminoid Longings and Liminal Belonging: Hyper-reality, History and the Search for Meaning in the Modern Martial Arts’]

http://www.budo-inochi.com/five-ways-sparring-can-change-you-as-a-person/ [Based on Janet O’Shea talk at the 2016 MAS Conference: ‘Making Play Work: Competition, Spectacle and Intersubjectivity in Sparring and Sport Fighting’]

http://www.budo-inochi.com/possible-recreate-lost-martial-art-old-training-manuals/ [Based on Daniel Jaquet’s talk at the 2016 MAS Conference: ‘Lost Embodied Knowledge: Experimenting with Historical European Martial Arts out of books’]

http://www.budo-inochi.com/ten-reasons-you-should-exploit-martial-arts-myths/ [Based on Neil R Hall’s talk at the 2016 MAS Conference: ‘A Convenient Myth’]

http://www.kungfupodcasts.com/index.php?route=news/article&news_id=33 [A two-part podcast on Kung Fu Podcasts, inspired by Kai Morgan’s article (below) on Ben Spatz’s lecture]

http://www.budo-inochi.com/looking-secrets-within-martial-art-study/ [Based on a lecture given by Ben Spatz at the 2016 MAS Conference – ‘Embodied Research: An Epistemic Context for Martial Arts Practice’]

http://www.budo-inochi.com/martial-arts-can-powerful-route-mindfulness/ [Based on a talk by Deborah Middleton – ‘Mindfulness and Performance’ – at the Mindfulness Turn in Martial, Healing and Performance Arts conference]

http://www.budo-inochi.com/beautiful-exercise-illuminates-bruce-lees-way-no-way/ [Based on a session by Pasquale Esposito – ‘The Spell of Our Body’s Point of View’ at the Mindfulness Turn in Martial, Healing and Performance Arts conference]

http://www.budo-inochi.com/is-lightsaber-combat-a-real-martial-art/ [Based on (a) Martin Meyer’s talk at the 2016 MAS Conference (b) Ben Judkins’ article in Volume 2 of the MAS Journal: ‘The Seven Forms of Lightsaber Combat: Hyperreality and the Invention of the Martial Arts’]

http://www.budo-inochi.com/new-research-martial-arts-and-mindfulness/ [Overall write-up of the Mindfulness Turn in Martial, Healing and Performance Arts conference, held at the University of Huddersfield on Saturday 19 November 2016.]

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