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Defining the Martial Arts: A Proposed Inclusive Classification System

Buckler, Scott and Castle, Paul and Peters, D.M. (2009) Defining the Martial Arts: A Proposed Inclusive Classification System. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine. pp. 1-9. ISSN 1303-2968 (Submitted)

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The term ‘martial art’ tends to be synonymous with the Asian fighting traditions in the popular mind. However martial arts may be found in every culture, especially with the rich tradition of arts in the West. This paper attempts to redefine the term ‘martial art’ while also proposing a new classification system applicable for all fighting traditions globally.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: martial art; martial arts, classification system, fighting traditions, combat systems, martial systems, civilian systems
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
U Military Science > U Military Science (General)
D History General and Old World > DS Asia
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
Divisions: Academic Departments > Institute of Education
Academic Departments > Institute of Sport and Exercise Science
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Depositing User: Scott Buckler
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2009 11:52
Last Modified: 02 Jan 2011 06:00

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