With a background in sport, exercise and health sciences, I specialised in the sociology of physical culture alongside qualitative methodology. i am particularly interested in the reinvention and reconstruction of martial arts systems around the world. Since 2005, I have engaged in research on traditionalist Chinese and contemporary Mexican martial arts, examining themes such as ageing, ethnicity, gender, health, identity and religion from a sociological and an anthropological perspective respectively. I am currently interested in the relationships between martial arts and health/wellbeing from an interdisciplinary perspective. Meanwhile, I am conducting ethnographic research on the pedagogies of historical European martial arts (HEMA) and Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan).