What are the relationships between martial arts, globalisation and tradition? What are the dynamics and effects of each on the others? This conference poses these questions to the growing interdisciplinary field of martial arts studies, in a landmark international event: a conference that brings together for the first time the Martial Arts Studies Research Network and the German Martial Arts and Combat Sports Commission. Taking place in the Institute of Sport Sciences of the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, with events also taking place at the Confucius Institute (University of Geneva) and the Olympic Museum (Lausanne), this is a major event for the international and multidisciplinary academic study of martial arts.
University of Lausanne