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November 2015

Cyber Monday: Read Chapter 1 of The Creation of Wing Chun – A Social History of the Southern Chinese Martial Arts

  Given that today is "Cyber Monday," one of the largest on-line shopping days of the year, it is only fitting that I give something away.  A reader recently informed me that the State University of New York Press has... Continue Reading →

Bruce Lee: Memory, Philosophy and the Tao of Gung Fu

    Introduction: Bruce Lee at 75 Yesterday I celebrated Thanksgiving with my family. As is customary on this day of remembrance I took a few moments to think about the last year and review the many things that I... Continue Reading →

Chinese Martial Arts in the News: November 23, 2015: Trouble in the Badlands, Bruce Lee’s 75th Birthday and the Dawn of Martial Arts in America

  Introduction Welcome to “Chinese Martial Arts in the News.”  This is a semi-regular feature here at Kung Fu Tea in which we review media stories that mention or affect the traditional fighting arts.  In addition to discussing important events,... Continue Reading →

China’s One Child Policy and Martial Arts Studies

  Introduction   Two weeks ago I moved to Ithaca NY and things have been a bit hectic. I have not been able to get as much reading and writing done as I would like. Yet there has been no... Continue Reading →

Ben Judkins and Jon Nielson talk with Kung Fu Tai Chi Magazine about THE CREATION OF WING CHUN (Part 2)

  Introduction   Earlier in the summer my co-author, Jon Nielson, and I had the pleasure of discussing our recent book and the current state of martial arts studies with Gene Ching.  As many of you already know, Gene is the... Continue Reading →

The Autumn 2015 Issue of Martial Arts Studies is Here!

    Paul Bowman and I are happy to announce that the first issue of the new interdisciplinary journal Martial Arts Studies has arrived. It is free to download, read or share by anyone with an internet connection. Best of... Continue Reading →

Preparing for the First Issue of Martial Arts Studies: Three Critical Questions

  Three Critical Questions The inaugural issue of Martial Arts Studies, a new interdisciplinary peer reviewed journal edited by Paul Bowman and myself, will be released very shortly.  In fact, I have it on good authority that it will go... Continue Reading →

Chinese Martial Arts in the News: November 2, 2015: Sanda, Taijiquan and the Chinese Origins of Karate

  Introduction Welcome to “Chinese Martial Arts in the News.”  This is a semi-regular feature here at Kung Fu Tea in which we review media stories that mention or affect the traditional fighting arts.  In addition to discussing important events,... Continue Reading →

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