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Martial Arts History, Wing Chun and Chinese Martial Studies.

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James Yimm Lee and T. Y. Wong: A Rivalry that Shaped the Chinese Martial Arts in America

By Charles Russo, author of Striking Distance: Bruce Lee and the Dawn of Martial Arts in America (University of Nebraska Press, 2016).     So it Begins   At some point in late 1961, James Lee stormed out of the... Continue Reading →

Through a Lens Darkly (33): Two Views of Chinese Fencing (and a Lesson in Dating Postcards)

    Introduction   While many of the vintage images introduced in this series have focused on martial themes, characters or weapons, few of them have attempted to reveal scenes of martial artists simply practicing their craft.  And the vast... Continue Reading →

Through a Lens Darkly (3): Chinese Martial Artists in a Local Marketplace

Our image for this week (two of them actually) come from J. A. Hammerton's encyclopedic People of All Nations (volume 5, circa 1920).  I don't normally condone cutting up of old books.  I had actually attempted to buy just the... Continue Reading →

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