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Researching the Martial Arts with Jonathan Bluestein

      Introduction: Two Types of “Martial Arts Books”   For supposedly oral traditions, the Asian martial arts have generated a surprising number of books. Broadly speaking these fall into two separate categories. The first are book “of” martial... Continue Reading →

From the Archives: Can Southern Chinese Kung Fu Ever be “Internal?”

Introduction Here is a second post from the Kung Fu Tea archives.  This post was originally published on September 5th, 2012.  That was still in the first few months of the blog, well before I had started to establish any... Continue Reading →

Can Southern Chinese Kung Fu Ever be “Internal?”

Defining Neijia Not knowing any better, one might think that there is a social hierarchy in the Chinese martial arts.  In the world of popular (or folk) styles there are a variety of schools and approaches.  Some of the most... Continue Reading →

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