Conference program online!

Discover the program of the second conference in connection to the exhibition, Historical European Martial Arts: From the Page to the Gym.

City Hall Minsk, Friday June 21, 09:30-17:30. Language: English.

Historical European Martial Arts have been documented in the corpus of fight books since the fourteenth century, and fight books are still written today. Several revivals of past martial arts practices are documented throughout history, but especially in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. The recent movement started in 1990s has become global in the last twenty years. How do martial arts practitioners develop their modern practice with the use of the fight books’ corpus? What are the processes involved into turning inscription, description or codification of martial arts written on a page into a contemporary martial arts practice or a combat sport?

With the participation of Karen Watts (Royal Armouries, UK), Sungsik Cho (ICM, KR), Ma Lianzhen (South China Normal University, CN), Hing Chao (International Guoshu Association, HK), Bert Gevaert (Hallebardiers, Brugge, BE), Manuel Valle Ortiz (AGEA, Santiago de Compostela, SP), Julien Garry (University of Burgundy, FR), Mike Prendergast (Historical Combat Academy, Dublin, IE), Anthony Rischard (Black Armoury, Clermont Ferrand, FR).