Developed in the midst of the ideological and practical struggles of the s by activist‐scholar Maulana Karenga, Kawaida understands itself. And we use it to address critical issues of our time in this year’s 34th Annual Seminar in Kawaida Social Theory and Practice, July Kawaida Theory: An African Communitarian Philosophy [Maulana Karenga] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

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Seek to eradicate your fears. Reproduction in full or part is prohibited without permission. Kawaids this article Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography. At the heart of this project is the continuing quest to define and become the best of what it means to be both African and human in the fullest sense. Whether this was having one group focused on continental arts and another on diasporic arts. This, then, has been the core of our efforts for some 48 years and is summed up in our three principles of service, struggle and institution-building.

Kawaida Theory: An African Communitarian Philosophy

I maintain that Sociology can indeed by useful in the transformation of African people. We have failed to develop and maintain a social structure that is capable of carrying out sanctions. The Black Survival Network is an organization that was established thirty years ago to train the African community in the United States in the science of disaster awareness and preparedness.

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To ask other readers questions about Kawaida Theoryplease sign up. Eventually I decided to postpone pursuing the African arts and at the recommendation of a colleague of mine I began studying Wing Chun Kung Fu. The first enables a fuller realization of tyeory engagement with our humanity. I think that Shiai Magazine is a noble and positive effort.


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I also got introduced to Kali stick fighting and some Jeet Kune Do around this time. It always important to remember that difficult does not mean impossible, success is always attainable if you are sufficiently determined. This is true in many regards. In a word, it is an unfolding thelry becoming at ever higher levels, not kaaaida finished state of static completion. Asante and Ama Mazama, Sociology is essentially the study of society. This was especially so in some of the neighborhoods where I lived and went to school.

A few years later during the early part of the s I went back to school to obtain my doctoral degree. Kawaida insists that kawaoda must see the world through African eyes.

Talk about your life and martial arts experiences?

Philosophy, Principles, and Program

Return to Book Page. A way that compels us to reflect deeply about who we have been, who we are, and where we as a people need to go.

Wing Chun Kung Fu was a great experience for me. At the core of this project is stress on culture, ethical grounding and kawaiad possibility. It was also during this time that I decided to renew my theoey of the African arts. Unfortunately I have not been to Africa yet. NAKO sponsors workshops, forums, and symposia to promote awareness of and appreciation for Africa in the black community.

Re-Africanization can be thought of as a process of decolonization, kwaaida people of African descent seek to reconstruct their cultural practice in ways that augments the core elements of traditional culture, deconstructs the vestiges of cultural disruption, and adapts these reconceptualized cultural forms to the modern exigencies of the African world. Thus, the adept fighter can strike or move in any direction at any time.

It is fair to say that I had an acute awareness of the need to be capable of defending oneself based on my years in Chicago. It is a principle that is rhythmical, spontaneous, and intuitive.


Many of these stories are set in ancient Africa and depict the African Warrior Tradition in various contexts whether it be hand-to-hand or armed combat. Its been an honor to participate in your admirable work.

I should say that this was prior to the advent of the mixed-martial arts. Van Deburg, Thepry L. As categories of priorities, they tell us some of the most important things in our lives, identifying a key set of views, values and practices which we should, even must, put first in our personal and social life.

Thirdly, we work to continue and expand the training of social change agents, concerned with understanding the world, engaging it and changing it so that it constantly moves toward liberation and ever higher levels of human life.

On the other hand, we are obsessed with cosmic catastrophes: Kawaida is a communitarian African philosophy developed by Maulana Karenga, an activist-scholar and chair of the organization Us, one of the major black power organizations in the s.

Modern Language Association http: No trivia or quizzes yet. Curtis Hills marked it as to-read Jan 27, Can our children follow the true spirit of African theoy beliefs?

Fourthly, we struggle to continue kawajda expand our efforts to organize and mobilize the people around their own interests, enabling them to become self-conscious agents of their own life and liberation.

We all silently accept global capitalism is here to stay. Encyclopedia of Black Studies. Fifthly, we strive to continue and expand participation in cooperative projects.