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Archive for 'Brennan Translation' Category


Mar 1st, 2019 by XIUART | 0

– 科學化的國術 SCIENTIFIC MARTIAL ARTS 吳志青 by Wu Zhiqing [originally published as 應用武術中國新體操 Using Martial Arts to Make China&#…

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Il Maestro 朱向前Zhu Xiangqian (XX gen. Chenjiagou)

Feb 18th, 2019 by XIUART | 0

L’Istituto Italiano Taijiquan Tiancai – 意大利天才太极院 è ENTUSIASTA di annunciare che a Maggio il nostro Maestro e direttore tecnico Zhu Xiang Qian tornerà in Italia ad insegnare: in Veneto – Zhu Tiancai Taijiquan, a Fer…

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Hawkins Cheung and the Making of Modern Wing Chun History

Feb 8th, 2019 by XIUART | 0

    Regrets As many readers will already know, Master Hawkins Cheung Hok Jin passed away on Sunday February 3rd 2019, in Los Angeles.  Within the martial arts community regrets take many forms.  One of my great regrets is that …

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Research Note: A Visit with the Jingwu Association in 1928

Feb 4th, 2019 by XIUART | 0

  At the moment I am working on a guest editorial project examining Afro-Caribbean and New World martial arts.  It will pose a number of interesting questions and I hope to discuss some of these practices in greater depth.  Unfortunately,… Continue Reading →

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Give Me Those Old Time Kung Fu Villains

Feb 1st, 2019 by XIUART | 0

    Introduction Antagonists seem to be the critical ingredient that make the martial arts possible. Yet to understand why that is the case we need to start by unpacking a few things.  An immense range of activities fall within… Continue Reading →

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The Research Expedition: What is the Value of Short Duration Study?

Gen 28th, 2019 by XIUART | 0

  A New Hoplology Over the last few weeks I have been thinking quite a bit about what hoplology was and what it might yet become. What were the advances and shortcoming of this field’s previous incarnations, both prior to… Continue Reading →

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Chinese Martial Arts in the News: January 20th 2019: Jingwu, Chinese Armor and Liberating the Nunchuck

Gen 25th, 2019 by XIUART | 0

  Introduction Its been over a month since our last news update, which means that there is no better time to get caught up on recent events! For new readers, this is a semi-regular feature here at Kung Fu Tea in which we… Continue Reading →

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Issue 7 of Martial Arts Studies Now Available: Wing Chun, Collectivism and Fighting Gender Stereotypes

Gen 21st, 2019 by XIUART | 0

  We are happy to announce that the seventh issue of Martial Arts Studies is now freely available. Martial Arts Studies is the premier scholarly source for interdisciplinary work on a wide variety of topics surrounding the practice, sociology, history… Continue Reading →

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Meditations on the Blade, Ultra-Modernity and the Fine Art of Self-Promotion

Gen 18th, 2019 by XIUART | 0

    The Unexpected Giant Some of the essays at Kung Fu Tea are the result of several days of careful research and thinking.  This is not going to be one of those pieces. I started out with a great… Continue Reading →

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Wang Ziping and the Early Days of Wushu: Two Important Films

Gen 14th, 2019 by XIUART | 0

  Introduction Wang Ziping (1881-1973) was an iconic figure within the world of the Republican martial arts.  Having gained fame through his many feats of strength and public fights, the Muslim martial artist from Heibi province went on to hold… Continue Reading →

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