Erin Freeman published this article in the University of California Martial Arts Program Monograph, vol. 8, Randy Vogel, editor. Berkeley, CA: Imari, 2010.
“In her essay “The Parallels of Fine Arts and Martial Arts Training,” Regina Keane eloquently and passionately expresses an inexorable link between the two seemingly incongruous disciplines. The distinctions between these arts are quite clear: One is an art that depends on the simultaneous cooperation of potentially thousands of people in the creation and appreciation of visual art, music, or theater. The other is based ont he idea of two or more opponents working counter to each other in matches, battles, or drills. Based on personal experiences, however, Keane determines that the great artists of either discipline have had several experiences in common…” Read entire article here.