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Journal of Asian Martial Arts - Articles
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Dancing in the Danger Zone: The Martial Arts in America

By John Donohue, Ph.D.




Dancing in the Danger Zone: The Martial Arts in America

A sociological perspective on how and why people participate in martial art practice. The thesis is that a majority of people who practice martial arts do so for a sense of identity and belonging to a social group. The symbolic behavior of through ritual training provides the individual with a physical, social, and metaphysical grounding.

SOURCE: Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Vol. 1 No. 1 (1992): 14 pages.


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