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Interview with the No Wax Needed Podcast

  I recently had a chance to sit down with Itamar Zadoff who runs the "No Wax Needed" podcast.  Itamar is one of the up and coming martial arts studies scholars who I had the pleasure to meet at our... Continue Reading →

Ben Judkins and Jon Nielson talk with Kung Fu Tai Chi Magazine about THE CREATION OF WING CHUN (Part 2)

  Introduction   Earlier in the summer my co-author, Jon Nielson, and I had the pleasure of discussing our recent book and the current state of martial arts studies with Gene Ching.  As many of you already know, Gene is the... Continue Reading →

Ben Judkins and Jon Nielson talk with Kung Fu Tai Chi Magazine about THE CREATION OF WING CHUN (Part 1)

Introduction I try to stick to a Monday/Friday posting schedule, but every once in a while something comes up and I have to break from routine.  This week the surprise is a very pleasant one.  Earlier in the summer my... Continue Reading →

Prof. Maofu Gong Discusses the State of Folk Wushu and Martial Arts Studies in China Today

      Introduction   Prof. Maofu Gong is an Associate Professor of Sports Culture at Chengdu Sport University.   He is also a visiting scholar with the Cornell University East Asia Program where he is working on a project titled... Continue Reading →

Stephen Chan Discusses the Life of Chan Wong Wah Yue: Swordswoman, Militia Member and Grandmother

    Introduction   Within the field of International Relations Stephen Chan (OBE) needs no introduction.  He is a Professor of Global Politics in the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at the University of London. He also served... Continue Reading →

Professor Thomas Green on the Survival of Plum Blossom Boxing, Martial Folklore and the State of Martial Arts Studies

    Introduction   Professor Thomas A. Green (Anthropology, Texas A&M University) has been a critical figure in the promotion of the academic study of the martial arts. Many readers will already be familiar with his edited works (along with... Continue Reading →

Are the Traditional Chinese Martial Arts Dying? “Kung Fu Tea” talks with “The Last Masters.”

Thinking about the Future of Kung Fu There are a number of conversations that seem to reoccur with some frequency in the Chinese martial arts.  Recently people have been asking whether the traditional fighting styles can survive in the face... Continue Reading →

Chinese Martial Arts in the News: June 10th, 2013: The Good, the Bad and the Very Sad.

Introduction "Chinese Martial Arts in the News" is a semi-regular feature here at Kung Fu Tea.  Every three or four weeks I try to conduct a roundup of the major stories affecting the Chinese martial arts.  Special attention is payed... Continue Reading →

Interview for the Hiyaa Martial Arts Podcast

A Guest Appearance for Kung Fu Tea I recently had an opportunity to sit down and talk with Craig Kiessling and Dave Jones.  These two gentlemen are the hosts of the "Hiyaa Martial Arts Podcast."  They graciously invited me to... Continue Reading →

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