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Chinese Martial Arts in the News: Oct. 22 2018: Archery, Kung Fu Villages and the Lives of Detective Dee

    Introduction It has been a busy weekend, so this news update will be brief. Nevertheless, I wanted to comment on some of the more interesting stories that have been floating around. For new readers, this is a semi-regular feature here... Continue Reading →

Trends and Stories that Shaped the Chinese Martial Arts in 2017

  This is the time of year when it is only natural to pause and reflect on where we have been and what may be coming next.  2017 has been a busy year in the Chinese martial arts.  Progress has... Continue Reading →

Chinese Martial Arts in the News: Feb. 27th 2017: Shaolin, Feiyue Sneakers and Bruce Lee Gets Political

  Welcome to “Chinese Martial Arts in the News.”  This is a semi-regular feature here at Kung Fu Tea in which we review media stories that mention or affect the traditional fighting arts.  In addition to discussing important events, this... Continue Reading →

A Puzzle, a Big Announcement and an Introduction to Kung Fu Diplomacy

      Wushu Comes to America     Today’s post has two goals.  The more important of these is an announcement.  But first I hope to draw you into a discussion on my next book project. With the daily... Continue Reading →

Chinese Martial Arts in the News: June 6th, 2016: Taijiquan, Wing Chun and The Final Master

    Introduction   Welcome to “Chinese Martial Arts in the News.”  This is a semi-regular feature here at Kung Fu Tea in which we review media stories that mention or affect the traditional fighting arts.  In addition to discussing... Continue Reading →

A Year in the Chinese Martial Arts: The Stories and Events that Shaped 2015

  Happy New Year! New Years is a good time to sit back and reflect on recent accomplishments and events.  2015 has been a huge year for the field of martial arts studies.  Things had been picking up for a... Continue Reading →

Guest Post: ‘The Shaolin Temple’ and the Cultural Significance of the ‘Star Wars’ of Chinese Cinema

  Introduction Greetings from the University of Cardiff where I am currently attending the 2015 Martial Arts Studies conference.  This is the third guest post by Sascha Matuszak in his ongoing series here at Kung Fu Tea.  I thought that... Continue Reading →

Five Moments that Transformed Kung Fu

    Introduction   I was recently having a conversation with T. W. Smith who runs the Kung Fu Podcast. He was developing an idea for a show and asked me what five specific moments did the most to transform... Continue Reading →

From the Archives: Taming the Little Dragon – Symbolic Politics and the Translation of Bruce Lee.

  ***Welcome to this weeks exploration of the archives.  My writing/editing project has been progressing well and I am getting closer to announcement time. This last week I found myself revisiting a discussion of Bruce Lee's role in the globalization... Continue Reading →

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