Special Issue - Martial Arts, Health, and Society - Volume II


Journal: Frontiers in Sociology

Editors: George Jennings, Xiujie Ma and Lorenzo Pedrini

In light of the dominant themes in martial arts studies and the sociology of martial arts in particular, we welcome contributors to submit original articles, reviews, reports, book reviews, position statements for this Research Topic in order to mark a new direction for martial arts scholarship. Researchers and practitioner-researchers are welcome to use any social scientific framework and methodology, but might want to consider our suggested themes of:

- (Un)healthy habits, practices and body techniques;

- Long-term processes connecting to injury, illness, and pain;

- The categorization of different martial arts systems according to models of health and well-being;

- The role of the senses for understanding experiences of wellness, pain, and injury;

- The place of competing health narratives, paradigms and discourses in global martial arts;

- Local and indigenous health knowledge and healing practices.

Abstracts submission deadline: 27 March 2021

Manuscript submission deadline; 25 July 2021 

More information: https://www.frontiersin.org/research-topics/19251/martial-arts-health-and-society---volume-ii

Posted: 2021-01-31

3rd Wroclaw Congress of Chinese Martial Arts (online)


Date: 9-11.04.2021

Platform: Zoom

Languages: English, Polish

Registration by March 15, 2021


More information: sinologicznekn@uwr.edu.pl 

Posted: 2021-01-19

Publication of 2020 Living Heritage Series – Traditional Martial Arts

ICHCAP published the book Living Heritage Series – Traditional Martial Arts in collaboration with UNESCO International Centre of Martial Arts (ICM). The Living Heritage Series is a serial publication on regional/national transmission and safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage elements. It focuses on a different topic each time, discussing the relevant intangible cultural heritage of various regions to raise the visibility of cultural diversity emphasized by the UNESCO.
Living Heritage Series-Traditional Martial Arts showcases creative and historical traditional Martial Arts from around the world through contributions from 19 writers in various countries.
Posted: 2020-11-18

RAMA has been awarded the FECYT Quality Seal in recognition of its editorial and scientific quality


The Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology - FECYT has recently awarded RAMA the FECYT Quality Seal in recognition of its editorial and scientific quality. All of the information about the evaluation processes and their periocity can be found at https://calidadrevistas.fecyt.es/

RAMA got this recognition at the 6th Call for Evaluation of the Scientific and Publishing Quality of Spanish Scientific Journals (2019). The full list of journals having the Seal is available at https://evaluacionarce.fecyt.es/publico/Resolucion/__Recursos/2019_listado_revistas_FECYT.pdf

Posted: 2019-07-23

RAMA indexed in Emerging Sources Citation Index


Dear Readers, Reviewers and Authors,

We are glad to announce that the Revista de Artes Maciales Asiáticas has been accepted for indexation in Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters) Emerging Sources Citation Index, starting with V. 13 (1) 2018. This indexation will significantly increase the journal visibility and also authors will gain more recognition when publishing in RAMA.

Posted: 2018-07-20

Revista de Artes Marciales Asiáticas in Academia & Google Scholar

In order to increase the journal's visibility and reach, we have created specific profiles for RAMA in Academia (https://unileon.academia.edu/RAMA) and Google Scholar (https://scholar.google.es/citations?user=qPg1kG4AAAAJ&hl=es).  
Posted: 2018-02-12

Current Martial Arts and Combat Sports Scientific Journals

  1. Acta Taekwondo et Martialis Artium (previously Journal of the International Association of Taekwondo Research) (Republic of Korea).
  2. Archives of Budo (Poland).
  3. Journal of Combat Sports and Martial Arts (Poland).
  4. Journal of Martial Arts Research (Germany).
  5. Martial Arts Studies (UK).
  6. Research Journal of Budo (Japan).
Posted: 2013-05-01

Printed version of RAMA

Volumes 1-6 of RAMA (first period, 2006-2011) are also available in print. For more information contact us via email (artesmarciales@unileon.es).  
Posted: 2012-10-21
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