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Kendo in Shanghai

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Is Lightsaber Combat a Martial Art? (Episode I)

***This is the first half of two part article.  However, readers may actually want to begin by reading my recent post  What are “martial arts,” and why does knowing matter?***   “It [Ludosport] started in 2006 in Italy. A few friends got some lightsabers as gifts and being into martial arts and re-enactment fanatics they decided … Continue reading

Through a Lens Darkly (11): Japanese Martial Artists in China.

Introduction: Addressing a Difficult Subject No topic is more difficult to approach than the varied roles that traditional Asian fighting systems have played in defining and strengthening nationalism during the 20th century.  Governments in Japan, China and later Korea all realized that the martial arts were ideal platforms from which they could train, strengthen and … Continue reading

Chinese Martial Arts in the News: January 16th, 2013: Globalization, Identity and Conflict.

Introduction Welcome to the first installment of “Chinese Martial Arts in the News” of 2013.  For new readers this is a semi-regular roundup of important stories or events in the world of the Chinese martial arts.  In these segments I present and briefly discuss important trends in the martial arts or conversations that the wider … Continue reading

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