Confirmed Speakers: Bath Event on Japanese Martial Arts

edith-garrud-suffragettes-700Edith Garrud, jujitsu trainer to the Suffragette bodyguard, born in Bath, UK

Here is the final line up of speakers (in alphabetical order, not running order) for the next Martial Arts Studies Research Network Event, ‘New Research on Japanese Martial Arts’, which will take place on 3rd May 2017, at the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution.


Paul Bowman (Cardiff University), Michael Molasky (Waseda University)

Confirmed speakers and titles:

Bok Kyu CHOI (Korean Institute of Martial Arts): ‘Dissemination of Japanese Martial Arts to Korea’

Emelyne GODFREY (independent researcher): ‘Bartitsu and Suffragette Jujitsu of the early 20th century’

George JENNINGS (Cardiff Metropolitan University): ‘Japanese Philosophy and Global Sociology: Possibilities for an International Martial Arts Studies’

Tetsuya NAKAJIMA (Ibaraki University): ‘An Ethnographic Study of Shinkage-ryu’

Andreas NIEHAUS (Ghent University): ‘Enlightening the World: Narrating and (Re)presenting the Life of Kanô Jigorô and Ueshiba Morihei in Manga’

Keiko NITTA (Rikkyo University): ‘Critique of Violence in Asian Martial Arts Films: How Mythopoeia Has Displaced It’

Yasuhiro SAKAUE (Hitotsubashi University): ‘The Creation of Kendo’s Self-Image: 1868-1945’

Kotaro YABU (Sendai University): ‘The Dissemination of Judo in Early Twentieth-Century America: The Mission and Struggles of a Pioneer Judoka’