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Chinese Martial Arts in the News: April 9th, 2018: Taijiquan, MMA and the Southern Chinese Martial Arts

  Introduction Welcome to “Chinese Martial Arts in the News!”  Lots has been happening in the Chinese martial arts community, so its time to see what people have been saying. For new readers, this is a semi-regular feature here at Kung Fu... Continue Reading →

Sophia Delza vs. The Black Belt Ethos: Post-Materialism in the Chinese Martial Arts

  T’ai Chi Ch’uan is not a by-product, as it were, of any other art-dance form; it is not derived from ancient Chinese commemorative dance [ritual], folk, or classical Chinese theatre dance [opera], and does not resemble them in dynamics,... Continue Reading →

The State of Martial Arts Publishing Today – A Roundtable Discussion

  Introduction Greetings, and welcome! Earlier this year a reader asked me to comment on the current state of the popular martial arts publishing industry. I have certainly noticed a couple of interesting trends. There are many fewer martial arts... Continue Reading →

Chinese Martial Arts in the News: Feb. 5th, 2018 – Kung Fu in Global Markets, and Global Arts in China

    Introduction Welcome to “Chinese Martial Arts in the News!”  Things have been busy with the release of the new issue of the journal, so we haven’t had a proper news roundup in a while.  Lots has been happening in... Continue Reading →

Top Ten Figures Who Shaped the Asian Martial Arts – Part II

  Welcome!  This is the second (and concluding) section of my list of the top ten figures who helped to shape the development and spread of the modern Asian martial arts.  Putting such a list together is easy, but once... Continue Reading →

Kung Fu Tea Selects “The Best” of 2017

  Introduction   Happy New Year!  And welcome to Kung Fu Tea's annual "awards show."  The New Year post is a great time to take a look back and celebrate some of the achievements of the last year.  It is... Continue Reading →

Trends and Stories that Shaped the Chinese Martial Arts in 2017

  This is the time of year when it is only natural to pause and reflect on where we have been and what may be coming next.  2017 has been a busy year in the Chinese martial arts.  Progress has... Continue Reading →

Chinese Martial Arts in the News: December 4th, 2017: China Clamps Down on the Traditional Martial Arts

  Introduction Welcome to “Chinese Martial Arts in the News!”  Things have been pretty busy around here for the last couple of months, and we haven't had a news update since September.  Yet lots has been happening in the world of... Continue Reading →

Paul Bowman: A Conversation with the Journal of the Tai Chi Union of Great Britain

  ***I had initially planned to share the first of my recent conference papers this weekend, but I think that should probably wait until next week.  Prof. Paul Bowman, whose contributions to the development of martial arts studies are literally... Continue Reading →

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