Journal of Martial Arts Anthropology

Abstract - The historic conference of the JAB – Tokyo 2012. Opinion about the scientific event and reflections on tourism of martial arts

From the perspective of theory of martial arts tourism, humanistic theory and martial arts anthropology the author discusses the scientific event, which was the anniversary conference of the Japanese Academy of Budo, held in Tokyo from 6 to 7 September 2012. This paper presents a description of the conference and its evaluation, followed by reflections on the tourist aspect of the journey from Poland to Japan and the stay in Tokyo. The author highly evaluates Polish-Japanese and international scientific cooperation within the framework of three scientific societies: the IMACSSS, Idokan Poland Association and the Japanese Academy of Budo. It is also an opportunity for a cultural dialogue carried out on the basis of martial arts studies.