YMAA author Hermann Bayer, Ph.D. presented at the 7th International Martial Arts Studies Conference held at Lausanne University, Switzerland from June 29 to July 2, 2022. The topic of Dr. Bayer’s presentation was ‘Japan’s Assertion of Okinawan Karate: How a Sub-Cultural Intangible Heritage Is Used as a National Cultural Symbol.’ This presentation was in connection to Dr. Bayer’s book, Analysis of Genuine Karate: Misconceptions, Origins, Development, and True Purpose.
The 7th International Martial Arts Studies Conference focused upon “Martial Arts, Tradition and Globalisation.” It was originally planned for summer 2021 but was postponed until 2022 because of the Covid-19 pandemic. The 8th International Martial Arts Studies Conference “50 Years After Bruce Lee: Asian Martial Arts On-Screen and Off” is scheduled for July 19-21, 2023 at the University of Sheffield in the UK.
For more, visit Martial Arts Studies Research Network.