The 3rd International Martial Studies Conference

F Hall Studio, Block17, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong

11 Dec 2020 – 12 Dec 2020 (Fri - Sat)
3pm - 6pm

O rganised in connection to the exhibition “Way of the Sword: Warrior Traditions in China and Italy”, the 3rd International Martial Studies Conference provides a rare opportunity for in-depth discussions on various aspects of China and Italy’s sword and martial culture. The conference is a premier international exchange platform for leading scholars of Martial Studies and practitioners of Historic Martial Arts, and will on this occasion involve the most respected experts from China and Europe (in particular, Italy), including Prof. Ma Mingda, the foremost authority in Chinese Martial Studies, Prof. Ma Lianzhen, renowned contemporary swordsmith Hu Xiaojun, Maestro Roberto Gotti, the greatest expert of Renaissance Italian martial arts and renowned collector of historic arms and books, Dr. Daniel Jaquet, a leading scholar in European martial art studies, to name only a few. The Conference will cover the following topics: (i) History and development of sword cultures in China and Europe; (ii) Fight books and the transmission of martial arts knowledge; (iii) The material dimension of sword culture; and (iv) Historic / classical sword-fighting traditions.


Institute of Chinese Martial Studies

International Guoshu Association

Italian Cultural Institute

City University of Hong Kong


In Partnership with

Consulate General of Italy in Hong Kong

Hong Kong Culture Festival



The Martial Art Museum

Ma’s Tongbei Martial Studies


Supported by

Tai Kwun — Centre for Heritage and Arts


In Association with

Italia Mia Festival