This chapter outlines the Love Fighting Hate Violence (LFHV) project: an anti-violence initiative aimed at inspiring reflection and generating pedagogical interventions within martial arts and combat sports. The goal of LFHV is to harness the potential of these activities for educating people about violence, specifically with respect to understanding the principles of consent and violation. The chapter provides a theoretical overview of the project's core philosophy by way of an interactionist reading of fights as social encounters. It then turns to discussing some of the practical materials already developed for use within LFHV. These draw on the aforementioned theory, as well as a values-based teaching methodology, to frame the potential contribution that this project can make to anti-violence education.
|Title of host publication||Transforming Sport: Knowledges, Practices and Structures|
|Editors||Daniel Burdsey, Thomas Carter, Mark Doidge|
|Place of Publication||Abingdon|
|Publication status||Published - 30 Jan 2018|
Bibliographical noteThis is an Authors’ Accepted Manuscript of a chapter published in the book Transforming Sport:
Knowledges, Practices, Structures, edited by Thomas F. Carter, Daniel Burdsey and Mark Doidge,
copyright Routledge, 2018, ISBN: 978-1-138-05224-6.