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Hermann Bayer, Ph.D.
Hermann Bayer, Ph.D., born and raised in (West-) Germany, holds a PhD & Master’s degree in Economics with a Sociology concentration, and Bachelor’s degrees in Business Administration and in Psychology. He worked at German and at U.S. universities for 18 years as scientist, full-time & adjunct professor, campus dean, and academic multi-site-dean.
For another 12 years he served as CEO and executive coach with a German coaching & consulting firm (reporting to shareholders). In addition, 10 successful years of self-employment; before that another 8 years of working for the manufacturing industry, and 2 years of serving in the (West-) German Army’s Corps of Engineers. Immigration into the USA 2005.
Hermann studies karate since the early 1980ies. His experience covers traditional (non-sports) Japanese Shudokan karatedo as well as traditional Okinawan Shorin Ryu karate.
- Japanization of Okinawan Karate to Create Cultural Homogeneity within the Nation of Japan, September 12, 2022
- Itosu Anko Sensei’s Motivation to Teach Karate to Kids, April 4, 2022
- Peaceful Minds Through the Study of Lethal Okinawan Karate?, January 17, 2022
- Traditional Karate Is Okinawan Cultural Heritage, December 13, 2021
- Socio-Cultural Reasons for “Takeover” Attempts to Integrate Okinawan Karate into Mainland Japan’s Budo Philosophy, November 29, 2021
- The “Japanization” of Okinawan Karate in Mainland Japan, October 18, 2021
- Did Genuine Karate Originate in Okinawa or in China? A Contribution to Historic Reasoning in Martial Arts History, September 6, 2021
2021: UNESCO ICM, Gene Ching, The Trending of Karate
2021: Black Belt, Noel Plaugher, What Do You Really Know About Karate?
2021: Den of Geek, Gene Ching, The Karate Kid: The Real Martial Arts History Behind the Movies