Games of Sport, Works of Art, and the Striking Beauty of Asian Martial Arts
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The purpose of this paper is to examine the nature of Asian martial arts, comparing and contrasting them with dance and sport. There are many overlapping features among these three areas, but Allen maintains that martial arts is neither art nor sport. His paper is framed among the following sections: “Difference from Sport,” “Difference from Dance,” and “Striking Beauty.”
Difference from Sport (pp. 242 – 248)
Difference from Dance (pp. 248 – 249)
Striking Beauty (pp. 250 – 252)