Art History is a discipline that seeks to understand different cultures and epochs through the study and analysis of art and architecture as a means of communication. Contemporaneous with Wölfflin’s career, a major school of art-historical thought developed at the University of Vienna The first generation of the Vienna School was dominated by Alois Riegl and Franz Wickhoff , both students of Moritz Thausing , and was characterized by a tendency to reassess neglected or disparaged periods in the history of art.
Within the Department, the Art History stream of study promotes both the history of art, architecture and visual culture from the Medieval to the Contemporary periods, and examines the development of art historical methodologies and critical theories of the discipline.
Although there were always speculations that perhaps the history of MMA may have originated in china, it is said that the incidence that led to the Chinese monks coming up with their own mixed martial arts like judo, karate and kung fu was as a result of a Chinese Buddhist monk who had made his travels to India and got the idea of pankration which had already made its way through India in that period.
Although the history of art is commonly seen as being mainly concerned with civilizations that derived from European and Chinese cultures, a significant amount of arts and crafts appeared from the earliest times around the periphery of the known world.
Grandmaster Parker would try to bribe students from other schools with a promotion to Shodan if they joined his organization and there were stories of him just giving brown belts their Shodan just because he liked them, because they did a favor for him, or just because he felt he didn’t have enough black belts.