2020 ISHPES Congress Program

Official language of Congress: English
*interpreters will be provided only for the opening event

Conference Venue
Hokkaido University Conference Hall
Kita 8 Nishi 5, Kita-ku, Sapporo 060-0811
Campus map

Opening Event (Thursday, August 20, evening):
Exploring the Meaning of Inheriting Traditional Martial Arts in the Future “Immortal Age”
(free and open to the general public)
Modern society has drastically changed what it means to live a full life. The future of biotechnology and Artificial Intelligence will allow for a theoretically “Immortal Society,” where health, regeneration, and safety are such that people will completely expand the meaning of living a full life. Traditional martial arts offer both a philosophy of life, as well as the skills of death to its adherents. Moreover, since the dawn of civilization, war has shaped individuals, cities, cultures, and nations. How will the future “immortal age” inherit the traditional practices of martial arts? In this event, we will explore the meaning of inheriting traditional martial arts via actual performances, a keynote lecture, and discussion.

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