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Martial Arts History, Wing Chun and Chinese Martial Studies.

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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 →

Nick Hurst Talks to Kung Fu Tea about Writing, Research, and Curating the Memory of a Shaolin Grandmaster.

Introduction This is the second part of our series on Sugong: The Life of a Shaolin Grandmaster (2012) by Nick Hurst.  If you have not already done so, be sure to check out the review here.  Nick is a great... Continue Reading →

Aaron Cantrell, owner of Everything Wing Chun, talks to Kung Fu Tea about the Future of the art.

Introduction When discussing the Chinese martial arts, there is a tendency to focus obsessively on their distant roots and ancient origins.  One of the things that I have always found interesting about Wing Chun is that its more recent history... Continue Reading →

Alex Gillis Discusses Tae Kwon Do and “A Killing Art” with Kung Fu Tea.

Welcome of the Halloween 2012 edition of Kung Fu Tea!  A few weeks ago I had the chance to review Alex Gillis' groundbreaking work on the origins and development of Tae Kwon Do, A Killing Art.  Click on the links... Continue Reading →

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