Introduction to Hoplology introduces the methods and theory of understanding combative behavior and culture. Students will be introduced to principles that are the fourndation of the field of hoplology. Using the methods they are being taught, they will engage in hoplological analysis of martial cultures, systems, and weapons. Importantly, a good hoplologist has an educated perspective that is based on a functional understanding of weapons and the personal experience of the use of weapons. This course will include a hands-on portion in basic principles of weapons use.
This course is based on decades of research conducted by the International Hoplology Society. For more information about hoplology and the International Hoplology Society, visit www.hoplology.com.
Course Length: 2 days.