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Toward a Theory of Martial Arts as Performance Art

By Deborah Klens-Bigman, Ph.D.




Toward a Theory of Martial Arts as Performance Art

The study of martial arts a performing art, as a means of self-expression, offers insights for all practitioners. Performance exists where any action is done in front of an audience, even if the audience is only one’s self. Four basic functions are performed in some combination: ritualizing, healing, education, and entertainment.

SOURCE: Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Vol. 8 No. 2 (1999): 12 pages.


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