The answer seems to be an obvious “no,” but pondering the question a bit longer might yield insights into the nature and psychology of martial arts.
The End of Boxing?
This past weekend saw two celebrity boxing bouts as well as a few professional fights. As the interest in celebrity boxing seems to wane, we ask ourselves what the future has in store for boxing.
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Is Fighting Moral?
Can one make a moral case for fighting? Looking back at antiquity and investigating some philosophical reasoning, a moral case might be made.
Homer: The First Sportswriter?
Boxing writing has become a profession of its own, with journalists lining the ring to get a decent view and write up their commentaries on the fights. Legendary writers such as Norman Mailer and A. J. Liebling have taken up their pens to write about boxing bouts. But the profession could be said to stretch back to antiquity.
Secrets of the Japanese Art of Warfare
A classic work when it comes to strategy and warfare is Sun Tzu’s The Art of War, which has found application outside of the field of combat. Business executives and politicians refer to it. After that, Von Clausewitz’s On War is taken to be a classic of combat strategy. Another, perhaps less well-known work, is Yamamoto Kansuke’s Secrets of the Japanese Art of Warfare.
How Much Do You Really Know About Boxing?
Boxing is one of the classical sports, attracting millions of fans around the world. But how committed are they? Are you as knowledgeable about boxing as you think you are? Here is a book which will test your loyalty!
Capoeira – Martial Arts Through Music
The martial art capoeira is most common in Brazil and consists of music, dance, acrobatics and spirituality. Capoeira is an art that is constantly evolving and is known for its complex and acrobatic manoeuvres.
The Judo Moral Code
Martial arts are not about violence – they are about skills, virtue, and personal development. They stem from ethical codes attached to a martial craft because warriors know that when it comes to matters of life and death, ethics are key. Judo is a martial art that has developed a strong moral code.
Broken Promise: Eubank Jr vs Benn
The legacy fight between Eubank Jr and Benn has been postponed on a weekend where there were few fights to begin with. Nevertheless, there are interesting questions to be raised about the postponed fight, and fortunately, fight fans had other action to entertain them.