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The Good, Bad and Ugly in Martial Arts and Combat Sports

  This post started life as a book review, but as I thought about what I actually wanted to say it quickly became a different sort of essay.  It was inspired by Janet O’Shea’s 2019 Oxford UP Press, Risk, Failure,... Continue Reading →

Kung Fu is Dead, Long Live Kung Fu: The Martial Arts as Voluntary Associations in 20th Century Guangzhou

  Introduction   Daniel M. Amos is one of the less appreciated, but more important, voices in the academic study of the southern Chinese martial arts. In 1983 he deposited a doctoral dissertation at the University of California, Los Angeles,... Continue Reading →

Is the iPhone Killing Kung Fu? Economics and Globalization in Chinese Martial Studies

  ***As I have previously mentioned, I am currently finishing up a major writing project.  As such we will be going back to the archives once each week so that I can dedicate a little more time to the task... Continue Reading →

Is the iPhone Killing Kung Fu? Economics and Globalization in Chinese Martial Studies.

The Traditional Chinese Martial Arts: Something that Young Adults used to do? Globalization and technology are having an unmistakable effect on martial arts around the world, and the Chinese martial arts are no exception.  Of course this will not come... Continue Reading →

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