The study of arms & armour and historical combat is inherently interdisciplinary. My research will delve into the realms of History, Art History, Archaeology, Philosophy, Forensics, and Materials Science to name just a few.
There are certain principles of combat which are universal. Regardless of the style of fighting, or its place of origin, all share a common core having been developed by humans. Thus, an exploration of all martial arts will only serve to enrich one’s own understanding and practice.
The martial arts world also contains a rich and diverse philosophical tradition. I will explore martial philosophy in all of its manifestations, past and present, including surveys of particular traditions and practices.