Martial Arts for Peace

Martin Minarik

Martin studied Philosophy, History, as well as Theater-, Film-, and Media Studies in Bielefeld/Germany and Vienna/Austria. He is currently working at the faculty of cultural sciences at the Paderborn University, while being a PhD candidate at the Institute for Human Movement Science at Hamburg University. His research focuses on Korean martial arts, cultural theory, theater and performance studies, and praxeology. He currently holds the 4th Dan issued by the Kukkiwon/World Taekwondo headquarter. He was selected for a UNESCO International Center of Martial Arts for Youth Development and Engagement scholarship and participated in the 3rd Martial Arts Research Initiative for Experts (MARIE) in Chungju, Republic of Korea, in July 2019. Martin is also  part of the “Sport-for-Development” expert pool of the German Olympic Sport Confederation (DOSB).