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Martial Arts History, Wing Chun and Chinese Martial Studies.


August 2013

Digital Sparring: A History of Martial Arts in Video Games by Rob Argent

Video games are an important force in modern popular culture.  I remember talking to new students when I was teaching introductory Wing Chun classes for my Sifu back in Salt Lake.  I would often ask students what got them interested... Continue Reading →

Bridges and Big Knives: The Use of the “Big Knife” saber in the Chinese Republican Army

By Brian L. Kennedy and Elizabeth Guo Brian L. Kennedy has been kind enough to kick off our "2013 Web Symposium on Chinese Martial Studies" with the following guest post.  In this article he revisits some of his previous research... Continue Reading →

Welcome to Kung Fu Tea’s 2013 Web Symposium on Chinese Martial Studies

  In honor of Kung Fu Tea's 100,000th page view I would like to welcome you to the 2013 Web Symposium on Chinese Martial Studies. I Over the next three weeks a variety of students and scholars will be contributing... Continue Reading →

The Book Club: Chinese Archery by Stephen Selby, Part II: Popular Texts, Qigong and the Military Exams.

  This is the second section of our two part discussion of Chinese Archery (2000, Hong Kong University Press) by Stephen Selby.  In part one we examined the first half of his book which covered the earliest written records of... Continue Reading →

The Book Club: Chinese Archery by Stephen Selby: A critical text for all students of Chinese martial studies.

The Book Club is a semi-regular feature here at Kung Fu Tea in which we read and discuss a major work in the field of Chinese martial studies.  The basic idea is to replicate the sort of discussion that you... Continue Reading →

Leung Kai’s Ghost Story: Remembering a Modern Choy Li Fut Master.

Introduction Once again I find myself staying up late to write my Monday morning post.  I had originally planned on doing a news update, but given the hour I thought a ghost story might actually be more appropriate.  The following... Continue Reading →

Through a Lens Darkly (15): How Fr. Michel de Maynard Captured Chinese Martial Culture in a Moment of Transition (1906-1912).

Introduction The old adage states that a picture is worth a thousand words.  After having reviewed hundreds of potential images for this series of posts, and writing over a dozen entries, I can now state with some certainty that this... Continue Reading →

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