The Body and Senses in Martial Culture (Palgrave Studies in by H.L.L Loh, Lionel Loh Han Loong

By H.L.L Loh, Lionel Loh Han Loong

This ethnographic examine of a combined martial arts gymnasium in
Thailand describes the typical practices and lived reports of martial art
practitioners. during the lived realities and daily stories of these
fighters, this e-book seeks to ascertain why foreigners make investments their money and time to
train in martial arts in Thailand; the linkages among the embodiment of
martial arts and masculinity; how overseas our bodies eat martial arts and
what they get out of it; the sensory reconfiguration required of a fighter; and the impression of transnational flows on physically inclinations and knowledge.
The writer argues that being a winning fighter involves not just sensitized awareness
and wisdom of one’s physique, but in addition a reconfiguration of the senses.

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The Body and Senses in Martial Culture (Palgrave Studies in Globalization and Embodiment)

This ethnographic examine of a combined martial arts health club inThailand describes the typical practices and lived reviews of martial artpractitioners. during the lived realities and daily reviews of thesefighters, this booklet seeks to envision why foreigners make investments their time and cash totrain in martial arts in Thailand; the linkages among the embodiment ofmartial arts and masculinity; how international our bodies devour martial arts andwhat they get out of it; the sensory reconfiguration required of a fighter; and the influence of transnational flows on physically inclinations and data.

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There appeared to be for the men a correlation between different phenotypes pertaining to bodily sizes and nationalities/race. ” In addition to portraying their bodily knowledge through their discussion with others, through their everyday lives, the men also actively attempt to shape and discipline their bodies. The men actively try to control their weight and discipline their bodies through stratagems such as dietary intake, the use of supplements, and physical activities. These activities, informed by scientific discourses, range from restricting their THE LIVED REALITIES AT THE GYM 41 carbohydrate intake to even contemplating the use of steroids or growth hormones.

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