[link] A attempt to reduce Epistemic Viciousness in the martial arts/ an empirical analysis of WSD training.

post by beoShaffer · 2011-12-31T19:50:39.518Z · score: 7 (10 votes) · LW · GW · Legacy · None comments




The linked articles' theoretical topic, the effectiveness of women's self defense(WDS) courses, is not of particular interest to LW. However, they are also a pushback against epistemic viciousness in the martial arts.  The author analyzes WDS courses in the light of actual studies on sexual violence and the effectiveness of various methods of resistance.  They also make several direct references to the problems with martial arts epistemology and some of the causes.  Thus, I recommend them anyone interested in the martial arts and rationality.  For that matter I recommend the entire blog, which is largely about the science of martial arts.

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