Electronic Journals of Martial Arts and Sciences

Guelph School of Japanese Sword Arts:

July 15, 2005: Martial Arts East and West: a comparative discussion

  1. Considering Kata and The Flower of Battle: Deborah Klens-Bigman, Ph.D.
  2. Kata and Etudes: Pattern Drills in the History of Teaching Swordsmanship Charles Ham

July 16, 2004: Culture in the Martial Arts

  1. Introduction to the 2004 panel presentations: Deborah Klens-Bigman, Ph.D.
  2. On the Japanese Culture in Today's Budo: Gil Gilham
  3. Cultural Aesthetics In Traditional Martial Arts: Deborah Klens-Bigman, Ph.D.
  4. Culture & Koryu Bujutsu: Michael (Gennan) Alexanian

July 18, 2003: Women in the Martial Arts

  1. Introduction to the 2003 panel presentations
  2. Raising the bar - improving scholarship on women in the martial arts: Deborah Klens-Bigman, Ph.D.
  3. Women’s Martial Arts: A Chronological History, 479 BCE-1896 CE: Joseph R. Svinth
  4. Putting Up With Men: Coming to acceptance of training across gender lines: Emily Dolan Gordon
  5. Notes on Academic Papers

July 19, 2002: Issues in the Martial Arts.

  1. Introduction: Ethics and Issues in the Martial Arts: Deborah Klens-Bigman, Ph.D.
  2. The Seven Principles of Bushido and its Adaptation for use in the Modern Dojo: Michael Alexanian
  3. The Double-Edged Sword; Lessons from the Travis Maxson Case: Dakin Burdick
  4. Martial Arts Frauds and Flakes: Don Cunningham (unavailable)
  5. “Sensei:” Some Considerations: Gil Gillespie
  6. Should we teach ethics in the dojo?: Deborah Klens-Bigman, Ph.D.

July 20, 2001: Teaching in the Martial Arts

  1. Introduction: Deborah Klens-Bigman, Ph.D.
  2. The seven Principles of Bushido, Michael Alexanian
  3. Flakes and frauds in the martial arts and the dangers they pose, Don Cunningham
  4. “Is he going to get up and teach me, or what?”  Teaching styles East and West, Chris Gilham
  5. Issues of rank, authority and character in US dojo, Deborah Klens-Bigman, Ph.D.

July 21, 2000: Spirituality in the Martial Arts

  1. An overview of the issues: Deborah Klens-Bigman, Ph.D.
  2. A personal pilgrimage: Raymond Sosnowski

July, 1999: Creativity in the Martial Arts

  1. Borrowed Ritual, invention of tradition: the construction of the "traditional" martial arts dojo: Deborah Klens-Bigman, Ph.D.
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