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Conference Report: Bruce Lee’s Cultural Legacies

  ***Luke White has generously offered Kung Fu Tea the following report on this year's fourth annual Martial Arts Studies Conference at Cardiff University.  Sadly I was not able to attend, but reading Luke's report makes me feel as though... Continue Reading →

Report: A Martial Arts Studies BBQ and the Power of Local Networks

    On May 27th just under 20 people gathered in Myers Park over the course of an afternoon to celebrate the arrival of summer with fellow students of martial arts studies and martial arts enthusiasts.  Of course it rained,... Continue Reading →

A Kung Fu Pilgrim: Travel, Community and the Production of Knowledge

  The Pilgrim’s Progress Observers have noted that while the meaning and object of worship varies, the pattern is universal.  I cannot help but agree as I contemplate the events of the last month.  First there was the ritual separation... Continue Reading →

A Lost Kung Fu Manual and the Nature of “Chinese Boxing”

  Introduction This is my keynote address from the recent (Nov. 9-10th, 2017) conference on fightbooks held at the German Blade Museum in Solingen.  A full report on this event is coming soon, but I am eager to share this... Continue Reading →

Getting to Know China’s “Ivy League Martial Artists” in the Republican Era

  Introduction This paper was recently read at the International Conference for the 1st World Youth Mastership held at Cheongju University on Nov. 3-4, 2017.  Many thanks go to Prof. Gwang Ok for making this event possible and extending an... Continue Reading →

The Modern Invention of “Traditional” Martial Arts by Peter Lorge

  Introduction Last week I was flying over the Pacific Ocean.  This week it is the Atlantic.  If all has gone according to plan, I am now returning to the United States after a fantastic conference on fightbooks at the... Continue Reading →

Two Views on the Indian Martial Arts

  Introduction Greetings from Germany, where I am now enjoying a much anticipated conference dedicated to the study of fightbooks hosted by the German Blade Museum.  I will be posting both the text of my keynote and a full report... Continue Reading →

Making Martial Arts Studies Matter

      Introduction Greetings!  If all has gone according to plan, I am now on a plane returning to the United States from Korea.  I will be posting both my paper and a full report on the conference later. ... Continue Reading →

Communicating Embodied Knowledge in Martial Arts Studies, Part II

Introduction One of my few disappointments about the 2017 Martial Arts Studies conference was that a change in travel plans forced me to miss the final afternoon of the event.  As such, I was not able to take part in... Continue Reading →

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