The Modern Roots of ‘Ancient’ Martial Arts

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I have just arrived back in Ithaca after spending Sunday driving rather than typing.  Still, I have two items that I want to share. The first is a short interview I did with the Rochester Review after The Creation of… Continue Reading →

Of Pens and Swords: Jin Yong’s Journey

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    The Loss of Heroes The Chinese martial arts community has lost two giants.  The death of Rey Chow (who was instrumental in jumpstarting Bruce Lee’s martial arts films) and Louis Cha (who wrote under the name Jin Yong)… Continue Reading →

Through a Lens Darkly (56): New York City’s Kung Fu and the Roaring 1920s

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    Introduction While I have a few connections in New York City’s TCMA community, it has always been my experience that one turns up different sorts of insights by getting out and exploring the terrain on one’s own.  It… Continue Reading →

Rethinking Wing Chun’s Opera Rebels

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  ***After a quick return to the blog earlier this week, I have directed my attention back to my other ongoing project.  The good news is that this manuscript chapter just a couple of days from completion. There is a… Continue Reading →