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A Sword’s Story

      What is it?     The first question seems straight forward.  This sword was purchased at auction a few years ago.  It is a short saber, often called a duandao by martial artists. Its blade is just... Continue Reading →

Chinese Martial Arts in the News: May 26th 2015: Assassins, Book Launches and Stories from Around the Globe

Introduction Welcome to “Chinese Martial Arts in the News.”  This is a semi-regular feature here at Kung Fu Tea in which we review media stories that mention or affect the traditional fighting arts.  In addition to discussing important events, this... Continue Reading →

Paul Bowman visits Kung Fu Tea and helps us to see Beyond Bruce Lee.

  Introduction July 20th is the 40th anniversary of the death of Bruce Lee.  Prof. Paul Bowman, an expert on both his life and cultural influence, has been kind enough to sit down with us to discuss Lee's continuing significance. ... Continue Reading →

Through a Lens Darkly (5): Early Chinese-American Boxers.

   How did Boxing Influence the Adoption of the Martial Arts in America? The history of the Chinese fighting arts in America is relatively brief and poorly understood.  While some studies of individual schools and teachers exist, I have never... Continue Reading →

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