Martial Arts and Healthy Communities


Cardiff Met Cyncoed Campus (Wales)

Friday 26th July, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The aim of the event is to launch the Martial Arts Researcher-Instructor Network and to focus on the theme of health and wellbeing. A promotional video on the event is available at

More information: Dr. George Jennings, Cardiff School of Sport and Health Sciences

Posted: 2019-03-12

International Symposium "Teaching is learning: methods, contents and role models in the didactics of martial arts"


8th Annual Meeting of the German Society of Sport Science’s Committee for Martial Arts Studies

October 3-5, 2019

University of Vechta, Germany

More information available at

Posted: 2019-03-01

6th European Judo Science & Research Symposium and 5th Scientific and Professional Conference – "Applicable Research in Judo"


12-14, JUNE 2019. POREČ - CROATIA

- Conference/Symposium is conceived as international meeting of Judo experts in all fields (scientific and professional)

- Contributions can be in a form of “academic paper” or “professional viewpoint”.

- All papers will be published in Conference/Symposium proceedings book.

- Official Language: English.

More information and submission of contributions:

Posted: 2019-02-23

Special forum "Science & Olympic Wrestling" at the 27th International Congress of Physical Education & Sports (ICPES)


10-12 May, 2019

School of Physical Education and Sport Science, University Campus of Democritus University of Thrace (DUTH), Greece.

More information:

David Curby - International Network of Wrestling Researchers (INWR):
Posted: 2019-02-17

Sports - Call for papers - Special Issue on Martial Arts and Combat Sports


Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2019

This Special Issue ‘Tackling Performance Challenges in Martial Arts and Combat Sports” is an opportunity to publish original research, meta-analyses, reviews, case studies, short communications and book reviews related to martial arts and combat sports. Tackling Performance Challenges in Martial Arts and Combat Sports aims to provide the latest scientific and professional insights, present recent findings and share experiences in Martial Arts (Judo, Karate, Wrestling, Boxing, Taekwondo, Sambo, Sumo, Jujutsu, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Aikido and Mixed Martial Arts). Special emphasis is given to the importance of a) training monitoring and testing; b) periodization; c) coaching and training strategies; d) Injury epidemiology and prevention; e) performance analysis and biomechanics; f) physiology of martial arts and combat sports; g) special considerations for women and youths. Any other topics are welcome in this Special Issue, especially articles that bring new theoretical and practical approaches to the martial arts field.

More information here.
Posted: 2018-10-25

5th Annual Martial Arts Studies Conference

23-24 May 2019, Chapman University, Orange, California.

This conference focuses on the relations between martial arts, culture and politics. Martial arts can be understood in any of many ways, and the conference aims to reflect this diversity and plurality of understandings of the term. Similarly, ‘culture’ and ‘politics’ can be understood in a variety of ways. Again, the conference is open to works that use any academic approach to the theory and analysis of culture and politics.

The organisers are specifically interested in interrogating the relations between martial arts, the cultural industries, cultural heritage and macro and micro politics, ranging from the ethnic, gender and sexual politics of everyday life all the way to regional, national and international relations and politics.

Selected papers will be published as a special issue of the journal Martial Arts Studies (Cardiff University Press).

The conference is a collaboration between Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, Department of Political Science, and The Martial Arts Studies Research Network, and hosted by Chapman University. The organisers are Andrea Molle (Chapman University, School of Political Science; founder of Budo-Lab) and Paul Bowman (Cardiff University, UK; founder of The Martial Arts Studies Research Network and co-founder and co-editor of the journal Martial Arts Studies).

More information here.

Posted: 2018-10-25

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 ( and Google Scholar (  
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 (  
Posted: 2012-10-21
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