Do the Chinese Martial Arts have One “Martial Culture” or Many?

The impact of the Boxer Uprising was truly global.  The political context for the uprising was significantly influenced by national trends.  But in the end, the Boxers were really a regional movement.  With the exception of a few officially inspired Boxer “militia” in such places as Shanxi, Inner Mongolia, and the Northeastern provinces of Manchuria…

Essential Kung Fu Cinema (2): The Shaolin Temple

***I am very happy to welcome Rob Argent back to Kung Fu Tea.  This is the second post in his ongoing series introducing some of the essential Kung Fu films which have helped to define the genera.  In his previous post he discussed a film that helped to launch Bruce Lee onto the global stage….