Social Distrust and the Chinese Martial Artist

      Introduction: Kung Fu and Marginality     While writing the recent article on Ark Yuey Wong, I had an opportunity to chat with Charles Russo.  He has been doing research on the history of the Chinese martial arts in the San Francisco bay area, and I hope that we will be hearing…

The New Masters: MMA, Kung Fu and China’s Evolving Martial Culture

      Introduction     Sascha Matuszak is a friend and occasional guest author here at Kung Fu Tea.  Regular readers may remember his report on recent developments in the socioeconomics of Taijiquan.  As a China based journalist he has written a number of stories on the martial arts for publications like VICE’s Fightland,…