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Published: 22 November 2018

248 Pages | 24 photographs


ISBN: 9780190871543

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Risk, Failure, Play

What Dance Reveals about Martial Arts Training

Janet O'Shea

  • Presents a new theory of play as a means of managing difficult realities with intelligence
  • Demonstrates the importance of physical play
  • Explores how and why sport fighting inspires devotion and differentiates itself from violence

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