2005, Volume 1

Perception, understanding and adaptation of Asianmartial arts in the West: a sociological analysis



Wojciech J. Cynarski1, Lothar Sieber2, Artur Litwiniuk3

1Faculty of Physical Education, University of Rzeszów, Rzeszów, Poland, Rzeszów
2Deutscher Dan-Träger und Budo-Lehrer Verband e.V., Munich, Germany, Munich
3Academy of Physical Education in Warsaw, Biala Podlaska branch, Poland, Biała Podlaska


Author for correspondence: Wojciech J. Cynarski; Faculty of Physical Education, University of Rzeszów, Rzeszów, Poland; email: sp_walki[at]univ.rzeszow.pl


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Abstract

Making use of terminological instruments of the humanistic theory of Far-Eastern martial arts, the authors analyse the phenomenon of perception and adaptation of Asian martial arts in the West – particularly in Germany and the USA, in the perspective of culture and sport sociology.The paper discusses selected reports of authors undertaking humanistic reflection with reference to the phenomenon of martial arts. General tendencies in the martial arts practiced in the West were presented and detailed differences between American and Middle-European perceptions discussed. The ‘budō pedagogy’, as well as intercultural and intercontinental borrowings of budō leaders were emphasised.


Key words: far-eastern martial arts, sociology of sport, western perception


Cite this article as:

AMA:

Cynarski W, Sieber L, Litwiniuk A. Perception, understanding and adaptation of Asianmartial arts in the West: a sociological analysis. ARCH BUDO. 2005;1

APA:

Cynarski, W.J., Sieber, L., & Litwiniuk, A. (2005). Perception, understanding and adaptation of Asianmartial arts in the West: a sociological analysis. ARCH BUDO, 1

Chicago:

Cynarski, Wojciech J., Sieber Lothar, Litwiniuk Artur. 2005. "Perception, understanding and adaptation of Asianmartial arts in the West: a sociological analysis". ARCH BUDO 1

Harvard:

Cynarski, W.J., Sieber, L., and Litwiniuk, A. (2005). Perception, understanding and adaptation of Asianmartial arts in the West: a sociological analysis. ARCH BUDO, 1

MLA:

Litwiniuk, Artur et al. "Perception, understanding and adaptation of Asianmartial arts in the West: a sociological analysis." ARCH BUDO, vol. 1, 2005

Vancouver:

Cynarski WJ, Sieber L, Litwiniuk A. Perception, understanding and adaptation of Asianmartial arts in the West: a sociological analysis. ARCH BUDO 2005; 1