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Chinese Martial Arts in the News: September 21, 2020: Mulan Struggles, Return of the Guandao, and the Future of Kung Fu Tea

  Introduction It has been over a months since our last news update. For new readers, this is a semi-regular feature here at Kung Fu Tea in which we review media stories that mention the traditional fighting arts. In addition... Continue Reading →

Top Five Changes in Martial Arts: 2020 Edition

  Introduction I was scrolling through Facebook the other day and came across a “Top Five” list…of other “Top Five” lists. It was a wonderfully meta idea and it made me realize how long it had been since we had... Continue Reading →

Chinese Martial Arts in the News: August 19, 2019: Kung Fu and Summer Fun

  Introduction There is so much heavy stuff going on in the world today.  Sadly, it doesn't look like things will be letting up soon, and they may even get worse as we head into the fall semester.  So this... Continue Reading →

Chinese Martial Arts in the News: July 13, 2020: The Summer Martial Arts Became Political

  Introduction Welcome to Chinese Martial Arts in the news! For new readers, this is a semi-regular feature here at Kung Fu Tea in which we review media stories that mention the traditional fighting arts.  In addition to discussing important events, this column... Continue Reading →

Invest in Loss: Hope for Traditional Martial Arts

  It was the best of times…. I like going to the gym.  My reasons are not overly complicated.  Nice treadmills are surprisingly expensive and running outside in the dead of winter (or the dog days of summer) is not... Continue Reading →

Reflections on COVID-19, transnational (im)mobility, and collective ways of organizing

  Introduction This is the tenth guest post in our series examining the ways that the current health crisis has impacted those of us who sit at the intersection of martial arts practice, communities of martial artists, and Martial Arts... Continue Reading →

Chinese Martial Arts in the News: May 22, 2020 – Epidemic, Closure and The Loss of Kung Fu Tai Chi Magazine

  Introduction It has been way too long since our last news update. We are fortunate to have had such a rich series of guest posts exploring the ways that COVID-19 has impacted both our personal training and the field... Continue Reading →

Do martial arts make better citizens? How the pandemic answers a classic question.

    "Do martial arts really make for more pro-social citizens? How the pandemic can help us answering that." By Andrea Molle   Martial Arts Studies in Interesting Times “May you live in interesting times,” also known as the “Chinese... Continue Reading →

BJJ in the Age of Zoom

    Introduction This is the eighth guest post in our series examining the ways that the current health crisis has impacted those of us who sit at the intersection of martial arts practice, communities of martial artists, and Martial... Continue Reading →

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