James V. Morganelli is a Chicago-based writer, teacher, and trainer. He has studied martial arts for 40 years. He is a contributor to The Federalist, is an award-winning screenwriter, and his article, “Ethical Warrior”—an interview with Jack Hoban—appeared in Black Belt Magazine’s 50th anniversary issue. His blog “KOSSHI: Martial Arts and Ethics and Stuff” is read around the world. His first published work, The Protector Ethic: Morality, Virtue, and Ethics in the Martial Way, was released through YMAA Publication Center.
A graduate of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, he majored in philosophy and held concentration in East Asian language and culture. In 2013 he received a master of arts in social philosophy from Loyola University Chicago, where he concentrated his studies on applied ethics and natural law. Read more
Jason Cather is a teacher of the liberal arts and martial arts traditions, living on Chicago’s south side. He received his BA from Maryville College (TN), where he designed his own major in the philosophy and sociology of religions. He holds an MA and a PhD in the philosophy of religion from the University of Chicago, where he was awarded a fellowship at the Martin Marty Center in 2014. He teaches philosophy and religious studies at colleges and universities in the Chicago area. His academic interests cover a range of topics. He incorporates martial arts training in his academic courses. Read more