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Thinking About Kung Fu Families

Veronika Partikova and George Jennings. 2018. “The Kung Fu Family: A metaphor of belonging across time and place,”Revista de Artes Marciales Asiáticas.Volume 13(1), 35-­52.   A Success Story The latest issue of Revista de Artes Marciales Asiáticas(RAMA) is now available... Continue Reading →

What is a lineage? Rethinking our (Dangerous) Relationship with History

  Introduction   Every practicing martial artist knows that the most deadly attack is the one that you did not see coming. A successful ambush is extremely difficult to counter. And this is precisely what makes the subject of “history”... Continue Reading →

On Knowing Your Lineage by Paul Bowman

    Introduction   Our essay for today is a guest-post of sorts, reblogged from Paul Bowman's always excellent (and aptly named) Martial Arts Studies.   He sent me a link to this post and I have been giving it a... Continue Reading →

Lineage and Social Analysis in Martial Arts Studies

    Introduction Consider the following, seemingly unrelated, incidents: While conducting field work in Sioux City Iowa in 1862 the lawyer and self-trained ethnographer Lewis Henry Morgan received a telegraph informing him that his two daughters, ages two and six,... Continue Reading →

Five Thoughts on Lineage, Legitimacy and Manipulation in the Traditional Chinese Martial Arts

Introduction Anyone who has done much reading on the history of the traditional Chinese martial arts will be very familiar with the idea of “lineage politics.”  Even the average practitioner, on either side of the Pacific, usually has more than... Continue Reading →

The Book Club: Chinese Martial Arts by Peter Lorge, Chapters 6-8 (Song-Ming): The first emergence of the traditional Chinese Martial Arts.

Introduction The “Book Club” is a semi-regular series of posts where we collectively read and review some of the most important works in the field of Chinese martial studies.  My intent is to reproduce the same sort of seminar atmosphere... Continue Reading →

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