***Greetings. Globalization has been a persistent theme here at Kung Fu Tea. It is a topic that occupied much of my thinking as a professor of political economy, and it continues to be a shaping force within the study and... Continue Reading →
A lot of schools have that in their motto: mental, physical and spiritual. But when you get into the school, you just fight and do forms. When do we get to that part I see at the Shaolin Temple... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
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 →