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Martial Arts History, Wing Chun and Chinese Martial Studies.

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July 2016

Martial Arts Studies 2016 Conference Report – Performance, Motivations and Historical Excavation

      Introduction   Earlier this week I returned from a brief trip to Canada and the United Kingdom.  During this time I had the opportunity to deliver a keynote address at the 2nd annual Martial Arts Studies conference... Continue Reading →

Ancient Wisdom Modern Warriors: The (Re)Invention of a Mesoamerican Tradition by George Jennings

Introduction   Greetings!  If all has gone according to plan I am now back in the United States, recovering from jet lag, reviewing my notes from the conference and preparing a report on the events of the last week to... Continue Reading →

Gender, Fighters and Framing on Twitter by Allyson Quinney

  Introduction Greetings from the road!  I am currently wrapping up my trip to the 2016 Martial Arts Studies Conference at Cardiff University and am on my way back to the London.  Given my limited time and internet access we... Continue Reading →

The Fifty-Two Handblocks Re-framed: the Rehabilitation of a Vernacular Martial Art by Thomas A. Green

Introduction Greetings from the road!  If all has gone according to plan I am currently in the UK, and probably on a train somewhere between London and Cardiff, headed to the 2016 Martial Arts Studies Conference.  Since I will only... Continue Reading →

Capoeira and Silat: A Comparative Study of Fight Dancing in Brazil and Indonesia by Paul B. Mason

    Introduction   Greetings from the road!  I am currently undertaking some last minute preparations and then heading over to Cardiff University for the 2016 Martial Arts Studies Conference.  I am looking forward to getting together with old friends,... Continue Reading →

Ip Man, the Death of Language and the Roots of Communication

  Introduction   It goes without saying that I should not be writing this post.  On Sunday I will be boarding my flight for the UK and the 2016 Martial Arts Studies Conference at Cardiff University.  I am looking forward... Continue Reading →

Martial Mastery and Olympic Glory: A Winning Combination?

  Do you feel that?  Olympic fervor is once again in the air.  As we prepare for the 2016 Summer Games in Rio there has been a distinct uptick of Olympic advertising on the TV.  Athletes whom we have not... Continue Reading →

Making Captain America: Martial Arts and the Next Generation

Captain America Thwarted   I spotted a flash of red, white and blue as I looked up from the electronic display mounted on the top of the treadmill.  It was telling me a depressing story of miles left to go. ... Continue Reading →

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