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Martial Arts Studies 6: New Research on Japanese Martial Arts

  Paul Bowman and I are happy to announce that the sixth issue of Martial Arts Studies (an imprint of Cardiff University Press) has been published and is now available. This interdisciplinary academic journal is free to read or download by any individual... Continue Reading →

Culture, Experience and Understanding – Or, Who Can Master “Authentic” Aikido?

      Can a westerner truly master Akido (or Taijiquan, Wing Chun, etc…..)?   I once again find myself noting that I should not be writing this post. The topic is fascinating, but I will be flying to Cologne,... Continue Reading →

Now Available: Spring 2016 Issue of Martial Arts Studies – The Invention of Martial Arts

      We are happy to announce that the Spring 2016 Issue Martial Arts Studies is now available, free of charge, to any reader or institution.  This open source, peer reviewed, interdisciplinary journal is an imprint of Cardiff University... Continue Reading →

Prof. Andrea Molle Discusses the State of American Martial Arts Studies and the New BUDO-lab Research Center

Introduction I am happy to announce that a special guest has agreed to drop by Kung Fu Tea for a visit.  Andrea Molle is an Assistant Professor of Political Science and a Research Associate at the Institute for the Study... Continue Reading →

What can Morihei Ueshiba teach us about researching Chinese martial culture?

I have a long standing interest in the biographies of martial artists and am constantly amazed to see the different ways in which these practices are manifest in an individual’s life.  It is also the case that their stories are... Continue Reading →

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