Integrative Combat: An Empirical Perspective of the Martial Arts

Revista de Artes Marciales Asiáticas (RAMA)

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Title Integrative Combat: An Empirical Perspective of the Martial Arts
Combate integrador: una perspectiva empírica de las artes marciales
Combate integrador: uma perspectiva empírica das artes marciais
Creator Vey, Gregory
Empirical reductionism; conceptual layers; physical layer; technical layer; systems layer

Reduccionismo empírico; niveles conceptuales; nivel físico; nivel técnico; nivel de los sistemas

Reducionismo empírico; níveis conceptuais; nível físico; nível técnico; nível dos sistemas
Description There have been many past efforts to define the martial arts and to render them in a pseudoscientific manner. The present work attempts to delineate a subset of the greater entity of the martial arts that is primarily concerned with combat as an observable, measurable, and testable phenomenon. The term Integrative Combat (IC) is proposed here to denote such a research area. Applying the tenets of empirical reductionism, a model for IC is proposed that consists of three layers of conceptual abstraction. The IC model offers a means to envision scientific research on combat and to illustrate the benefits of interconnectivity between diverse research interests undertaken from varying levels of conceptual complexity. By forging a scientific approach to the martial arts it becomes possible to achieve new heights of technical knowledge and combative expertise. Thus, IC has the potential to emerge as its own powerful and legitimate field of study.
En el pasado se han realizado muchos esfuerzos para definir las artes marciales y describirlas de un modo pseudo-científico. El presente trabajo intenta delinear un subconjunto de la mayor entidad de las artes marciales que se preocupa principalmente por el combate como un fenómeno perceptible, medible y comprobable. Se propone el término Combate Integrador (CI) para denotar tal área de investigación. Aplicando los principios del reduccionismo empírico, se propone un modelo para el CI que consta de 3 niveles de abstracción conceptual. El modelo del CI ofrece un medio para conceptualizar la investigación científica sobre el combate y para ilustrar los beneficios de la interconectividad entre diversos intereses de investigación emprendidos desde distintos niveles de complejidad conceptual. Forjando un enfoque científico de las artes marciales es posible alcanzar nuevas cotas de conocimiento técnico y experiencia de combate. Así, el CI tiene el potencial para emerger como su propio campo de estudio potente y legítimo.
No passado, realizaram-se muitos esforços para definir as artes marciais e descrevê-las de um modo pseudo-científico. O presente trabalho tenta delinear um subconjunto da maior entidade das artes marciais que se preocupa principalmente pelo combate como fenómeno perceptível, mensurável e comprovável. Propõe-se o termo “Combate Integrador” (CI) para denotar tal área de investigação. Aplicando os princípios do reducionismo empírico, propõe-se um modelo para o CI, que consta de 3 níveis de abstracção conceptual. O modelo de CI oferece um meio para conceptualizar a investigação científica sobre o combate e para ilustrar os benefícios da inter-conectividade entre diversos interesses de investigação empreendidos com distintos níveis de complexidade conceptual. Com um enfoque científico das artes marciais, é possível alcançar novas “quotas” de conhecimento técnico e experiência de combate. Assim, o CI tem o potencial para emergir com o seu próprio e legítimo campo de estudo.
Publisher Universidad de León

Date 2012-07-12
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article

Format application/pdf
Source Revista de Artes Marciales Asiáticas; Vol 5, No 2 (2010); 7-20
Revista de Artes Marciales Asiáticas; Vol 5, No 2 (2010); 7-20
Revista de Artes Marciales Asiáticas; Vol 5, No 2 (2010); 7-20
Language spa
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