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Archive for 'Lightsaber' Category

Meeting Ma Yue and the Limits of Description

Mar 1st, 2019 by XIUART | 0

  An Unexpected Invitation A friend recently extended an invitation that I couldn’t refuse. A couple of weeks ago Chad Eisner (who some of you may remember from my various lightsaber projects) got in touch and let me know that… Continue Re…

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Paradoxes of Success in Lightsaber Combat

Feb 22nd, 2019 by XIUART | 0

    Lightsabers Go Legit What follows is a meditation on recent events. It is not every day that you sit down, open your phone, and find Trevor Noah performing a Daily Show bit about people you know. It is… Continue Reading →

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Play and Learning in the Martial Arts

Gen 11th, 2019 by XIUART | 0

  The Problem with Play I have always found TED talks to be a mixed bag. Some are wonderful. Others I find vaguely irritating. But the project itself, which seeks to popularize some of the most important “big ideas,” is deeply… Continue Reading →

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Varieties of “Tradition”: Work, Play and Leisure in Martial Arts

Dic 7th, 2018 by XIUART | 0

  A Different Kind of Race Horse races are strongholds of pageantry and tradition, but when it comes to medieval texture, few can compare with the Palio di Siena. Oddly, any footage of the event reminds me of a critical… Continue Reading →

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