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Martial Arts History, Wing Chun and Chinese Martial Studies.

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Research Notes: Jingwu and the Female Martial Artists of 1920

    Introduction     I am interested in the frequent, seemingly unconscious, way in which the word “traditional” is appended to the name “martial arts” in modern speech and writing.  One does not simply study “Japanese wrestling” or “Chinese... Continue Reading →

Where have all the martial artists gone? Should we blame MMA?

Globalization and the Evolution of the Traditional Martial Arts As we have seen in previous posts, the economic and social changes that accompany any era of globalization always creates patterns of winners and losers.  In North America and Europe the... Continue Reading →

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