1928: The Danger of Telling a Single Story about the Chinese Martial Arts

        1928: What Happened in the World of Kung Fu?   -The Central Guoshu Institute was established by the Nationalist (KMT) government and subsequently held its first national martial arts tournament in Beijing.   –Cheung Lai Chuen was in the midst of expanding his chain of commercially successful White Eyebrow schools throughout…

Researching the Martial Arts with Jonathan Bluestein

      Introduction: Two Types of “Martial Arts Books”   For supposedly oral traditions, the Asian martial arts have generated a surprising number of books. Broadly speaking these fall into two separate categories. The first are book “of” martial arts, while the second are volumes “about” these traditional fighting systems. Both sorts of literatures…

Martial Studies in Latin-America

Originally posted on Zhongguo Wu Xue:
“El hijo del Li Yuan, Li Shimin 李世民(el segundo emperador de la Dinastía Tang) quedó aprisionado en Luoyang. Para salvar a su hijo Li Shimin, Li Yuan buscó la ayuda del Monasterio Shaolin para reprimir la revuelta dirigida por Wang Shichong 王世充y rescatar a su hijo. El abad del…