Martial Arts Studies

On Samurai and Mediaevalism with Dr Oleg Benesch

Conversation on Samurai, Nationalism and Mediaevalism, with Dr Oleg Benesch (University of York). Also available as a video on the Martial Arts Studies YouTube Channel.

On Taekwondo as Rhetoric, with Spencer Bennington

Conversation on martial arts as embodied rhetorics, with Spencer Bennington (University of South Florida). Also available as a video on the Martial Arts Studies YouTube Channel.

On the history of the women’s self-defence movement, with Prof Wendy Rouse

Conversation on the history of the women's self-defence movement in the USA, with Prof Wendy Rouse. Also available as a video on the Martial Arts Studies YouTube Channel.

On Police Use of Force Training, with Professor Dr Dr Mario Staller

Conversation on Police Use of Force Training, with Professor Dr Dr Mario Staller. Also available as a video on the Martial Arts Studies YouTube Channel.

On movie stunt workers and martial arts, with Dr Lauren Steimer

Conversation on movie stunt workers and martial arts, with Dr Lauren Steimer (University of South Carolina). Also available as a video on the Martial Arts Studies YouTube Channel.

On mental toughness, with Dr Veronika Partikova

Conversation on mental toughness with MMA and TCMA competitor, Dr Veronika Partikova (Hong Kong Baptist University). Also available as a video on the Martial Arts Studies YouTube Channel.

On Kalaripayattu, part one, with Prof Gitanjali Kolanad

Part one of a conversation on Kalaripayattu, with Prof Gitanjali Kolanad. A bad internet connection meant that the conversation had to be continued - see part two. Also available as a video on the Martial Arts Studies YouTube Channel.

On Kalaripayattu, part two, with Prof Gitanjali Kolanad

Part two of a conversation on Kalaripayattu, with Professor Gitanjali Kolanad. Part one is also available and should be listened to first. This podcast is also available on the Martial Arts Studies YouTube Channel.

On Okinawan Karate around the world, with Prof Stephen Chan, OBE

Conversation on Okinawan Karate around the world, with Prof Stephen Chan, OBE - professor of world politics at SOAS, University of London. Also available as a video on the Martial Arts Studies YouTube Channel.

On Taiji, BJJ and Xing-Yi, with Prof Graham Barlow

Conversation on Taiji, BJJ and Xing-Yi, with Prof Graham Barlow. Also available as a video on the Martial Arts Studies YouTube Channel.