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Addiction, Wellness and Martial Arts

    Winning and Losing In the movies martial artists win their battles.  Early losses, inserted into a script for the purposes of “character development,” are redeemed in a climatic final scene.  Those of us who train, however, know that... Continue Reading →

Chinese Martial Arts in the News: July 22, 2013: A Bruce Lee Round-up, Taiji in Popular Culture and Rumors of Trouble at the Shaolin Temple.

Introduction Welcome!  "Chinese Martial Arts in the News" is a regular feature here at Kung Fu Tea.  Every three to four weeks we discuss the major news stories impacting the Chinese martial arts.  Special attention is payed to the ways... Continue Reading →

Traditional Chinese Medicine and Qigong in the Wing Chun Community

Martial Arts and Globalization in late 19th and early 20th century China. In my previous post I proposed a framework for using globalization and the liberalization of China’s economy in the 1980s and 1990s to understand the progressive “medicalization” of... Continue Reading →

Traditional Chinese Medicine and the Martial Arts: Another Approach to Globalization and Chinese Martial Studies.

Why Does Chinese Martial Studies Need Globalization? In a previous post I asked whether “globalization,” understood as the increased movement of capital, goods, people and ideas through networks divorced from the traditional state, is having an impact on the traditional... Continue Reading →

What Master T. T. Liang can Teach us about Wing Chun: Improving the Retention of Advanced Students.

Tao Te Ching, Chapter Thirty-three: Knowing others is wisdom; Knowing the self is enlightenment. Mastering others requires force; Mastering the self needs strength. He who knows he has enough is rich. Perseverance is a sign of willpower. He who stays... Continue Reading →

Chinese Martial Arts in the News: September 10, 2012.

  There have been a number of interesting stories in the news since our last update.  The Washington Post kicks thing off with an interview with Stephen Fung, the director of the soon to be released (in the USA) Steampunk/Kung... Continue Reading →

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