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Through a Lens Darkly (32): The Chinese Police and the Romance of the Sword

    The Creation of Beijing's Police   Given that this is a holiday weekend, what follows is brief but topical. Labor Day is an ideal time to look back and remember some of the hard working individuals who helped... Continue Reading →

Through a Lens Darkly (19): China’s other Swords during World War II.

Introduction It is clear that weapons training is enjoying a renaissance within the modern martial arts community.  Recently some of this attention has come to focus on the blades of the Second World War.  It is interesting to speculate on... Continue Reading →

Through a Lens Darkly (9): Swords, Knives and other Traditional Weapons Encountered by the Shanghai Police Department, 1925.

  Introduction: Practical Martial Arts in the Age of the Gun As I have mentioned elsewhere, when thinking about the traditional Chinese martial arts we have a tendency to assume that these systems were created in an era without firearms. ... Continue Reading →

2012 Christmas Shopping List: New Toys and Long Reads to Get you Through the Winter Months.

  Meet Bernard, the Kung Fu Elf With only a week left until Christmas it is time to finish off that holiday shopping list.  Martial artists are hard to shop for and students of martial studies doubly so.  Who knows... Continue Reading →

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