Paul Bowman is Professor of Cultural Studies at Cardiff University. He is author of a dozen books of cultural studies, including Theorizing Bruce Lee (2010), Beyond Bruce Lee (2013), Martial Arts Studies (2014), and Mythologies of Martial Arts (2017). His most recent book is Deconstructing Martial Arts, published open access online by Cardiff University Press in 2019. He has recently finished writing a book titled The Invention of Martial Arts, which is forthcoming. His current research is on discourses of self-defence.
Kyle Barrowman received his PhD from the School of Journalism, Media, and Culture at Cardiff University. In addition to his work on the philosophy of Ayn Rand and the possibilities of an Objectivist aesthetics of cinema, his research interests in martial arts studies include the genre of martial arts cinema and the sport of MMA.