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Lightsaber Combat and the Value of Myth in the Martial Arts

  Solo, the latest addition to the Star Wars franchise, opens around the country tonight.  As such, it is only fitting that I share with readers of Kung Fu Tea my latest article, co-authored with Chad Eisner.  This piece was... Continue Reading →

The State of Martial Arts Publishing Today – A Roundtable Discussion

  Introduction Greetings, and welcome! Earlier this year a reader asked me to comment on the current state of the popular martial arts publishing industry. I have certainly noticed a couple of interesting trends. There are many fewer martial arts... 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 →

Zhang Sanfeng: Political Ideology, Myth Making and the Great Taijiquan Debate

  "For sheer contentiousness, the Zhang Sanfeng case can only be compared to the issue of racism, abortion and homosexuality in American culture. At the dawn of the 21st century, the pendulum has once again swung towards the myth-makers. Western... Continue Reading →

Chinese Martial Arts in the News, February 13, 2013: The UFC fights for market access, Ip Man lets his inner song take flight and understanding “The Black Kung Fu Experience.”

"Chinese Martial Arts in the News" is a monthly round-up of news stories that either feature or somehow impact traditional Chinese hand combat.  If you know about a developing news story that should be covered feel free to drop me... Continue Reading →

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