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Do martial arts make better citizens? How the pandemic answers a classic question.

    "Do martial arts really make for more pro-social citizens? How the pandemic can help us answering that." By Andrea Molle   Martial Arts Studies in Interesting Times “May you live in interesting times,” also known as the “Chinese... Continue Reading →

BJJ in the Age of Zoom

    Introduction This is the eighth guest post in our series examining the ways that the current health crisis has impacted those of us who sit at the intersection of martial arts practice, communities of martial artists, and Martial... Continue Reading →

Rethinking the Martial Arts Community through COVID-19

  Introduction This is the sixth guest post in our series examining the ways that the current health crisis has impacted those of us who sit at the intersection of martial arts practice, communities of martial artists, and Martial Arts... Continue Reading →

Technique and Belief in Martial Arts Studies

  Answering their Questions COVID-19 has badly disrupted our world.  Both jobs and lives have been lost.  Professional commitments have been put on hold and training schedules transformed. Yet the oddest thing about this virus is its seeming ability to... Continue Reading →

Giving Boredom a Chance: A View from New York

    Introduction This is the second essay in our short series examining the ways that the current health crisis has impacted those of us who sit at the intersection of martial arts practice, communities of martial artists, and Martial... Continue Reading →

History of East Asian Martial Arts: Week 1 – Invented Traditions

  A New Semester, A New Course Welcome to the first week of "History of East Asian Martial Arts" (History 2960)!  As some of you may know, I am a Visiting Scholar at Cornell. One of my colleagues, Prof. T.... Continue Reading →

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and the Anti-Witch: Martial Arts as Therapy

    D. S. Farrer. 2019. “Brazilian jiu-jitsu is therapy: Shifting subjectivities on Guam.” ETNOGRAFIA E RICERCA QUALITATIVA (ERQ). No. 3. 407-428.   Introduction Donn F. Draeger’s made no secret of his love for the real “battlefield” martial arts, both... Continue Reading →

Star Wars: An American Martial Arts Film Franchise?

  ***Like many of you I am spending the evening watching the latest installment in the Star Wars franchise (and therefore not blogging).  So it seems only fitting to dip into the archives and take another look at a post... Continue Reading →

2019 Christmas Shopping List: Martial Arts Equipment and Long Reads to get you through the Winter Months

  Its That Time of Year Again! Welcome to Kung Fu Tea’s eighth annual holiday shopping list!  These are some of my favorite posts to pull together.  They also serve as a reminder to make time for martial arts practice and study... Continue Reading →

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