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 had to be grateful for. The year has been an eventful one. In the professional…

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, this column also considers how the Asian hand combat systems are portrayed in the mainstream…

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 corresponding decrease in the appearance of new ideas that I want to explore in blog…

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 all, the journal has sharp new look to compliment its cutting edge content. Readers of…