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中国武术和岩画 Wushu ed arte rupestre cinese
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中国武术和岩画 Wushu ed arte rupestre cinese. Appunti di studio delle evidenze artistico-rupestri cinesi relazionabili alla storia ed alle iconografie del Wushu. Su academia.edu: https://www.academia.edu/39356294/Wushu_ed_arte_rupestre_cinese Questa raccolta di appunti è inerente allo studio delle evidenze rupestri dei siti della Cina che … Continua a leggere

Martial Arts and Politics: Silat in Defense of Religion and the Malay Nation
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  Lawrence N. Ross. 2017. “Demi Agama, Bangsa dan Negara: Silat Martial Arts and the ‘Third Line’ in Defense of Religion, Race and the Malaysian State.” In Sophie Lemiere (eds.) Illusions of Democracy: Malaysian Politics and People. Vol. II. Strategic Information and… Continue Reading →

“Old Sports” in New China – Reporting the 1953 National Exhibition and Tournament
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      The Source As part of my ongoing research on the role of the traditional martial arts within the creation of China’s public diplomacy strategy, I am reviewing several propaganda sources produced in the 1950s and 1960s.  By… Continue Reading →

Judo in Taiwan, 1895-1945: The Dark Side of Martial Arts Politics
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  Dong Jhy and J. A. Mangan. 2018. “Japanese Cultural Imperialism in Taiwan: Judo as an Instrument of Colonial Conditioning.” in Mangan, Horton, Ren and Ok (eds.) Japanese Imperialism: Politics and Sport in East Asia – Rejection, Resentment and Revanchism…. Continue Reading →

Nonviolence and Martial Arts Studies
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  ***One of my goals in creating Kung Fu Tea was to inspire more enthusiasm for (and participation in) the scholarly discussion of martial arts.  As such, I am happy to share a reader’s lengthy response to a recent essay…. Continue Reading →

ON MAKING MARTIAL ARTS MORE SCIENTIFIC
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– 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’s New Calisthenics in 1919/1920, (known more commonly as just 中國新體操 China’s New Calisthenics), then published in serialized form in 武術 Martial … Continue reading

From the Journal: Psychological Collectivism in Traditional Martial Arts
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    Greetings!  I am currently traveling for some fieldwork on daunbing (short weapons training).  As someone who spends a lot of time researching the Republic era Chinese martial arts, I am excited to finally have a chance to learn… Continue Reading →

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

Chinese Martial Arts in the News: February 16th, 2019: All the World’s a Stage
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    Introduction I hope that everyone enjoyed their Lunar New Year.  Its always a time of many public exhibitions and celebrations.  They, in turn, generate an uptick in news coverage of local martial arts practices and well as Lion… Continue Reading →

A Short List of Women Who Shaped the Southern Chinese Martial Arts
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  Introduction Friday morning posts are usually written the day before, and it just so happens that this week’s Thursday falls on Valentine’s Day. That complicates things for reasons that are both understandable and a few which are a little… Continue Reading →

Violence and Peace: Reconsidering the Goals of Martial Arts
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  What is my motivation? Connecting the dots between an individual’s intentions, their actions and subsequent systemic outcomes is more difficult than one might suspect.  Just ask any social scientist. Understanding each of these categories is important if we want… Continue Reading →

Hawkins Cheung and the Making of Modern Wing Chun History
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    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 I… Continue Reading →

Fighting Talk: Martial Arts Discourse in Mainstream Films – by Paul Bowman
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Presentation from Cardiff University paper available on Academia.edu This article examines conversations, dialogues and statements about martial arts in films that can by no stretch of the imagination be regarded as martial arts films. It takes this unusual focus in … Continua a leggere

Research Note: A Visit with the Jingwu Association in 1928
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  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 →

Give Me Those Old Time Kung Fu Villains
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    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 →

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

Taijiquan Evolution 6 – Taijiquan returns to Chen Village | 太极拳回到陈家沟
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Bellissimo articolo su un brano di storia del Taiji della famiglia Chen e della Cina: sorgente Taijiquan Evolution 6 – Taijiquan returns to Chen Village | 太极拳回到陈家沟 Taijiquan Evolution 6 – Taijiquan returns to Chen Village | 太极拳回到陈家沟 Tuesday, 12 June … Continua a leggere

WUDANG SWORD NOTES
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– 武當劍法筆記 NOTES ON THE WUDANG SWORD ART (浙江温嶺胡子謨記) (Recorded by “The Beard” of Wenling, Zhejiang [Yi Fanzhai]) [1939] [translation by Paul Brennan, May, 2018] – [This text which began simply as a document for personal reference survives as an … Continue reading

LARGE SABER TECHNIQUES FOR THE ARMY
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– 軍中大刀術 LARGE SABER TECHNIQUES FOR THE ARMY 順德黃漢勛編述 by Huang Hanxun [Wong Honfan] of Shunde 山東蓬萊羅光玉老師授 as taught by Luo Guangyu of Penglai, Shandong 演式者:黃漢超 postures performed by Huang Hanchao 攝影者:黃子英 photographed by Huang Ziying 校對者:韋漢生 text proofread by … Continue reading

Zhu Xiangqian in Italia, 5 – 17 Giugno 2018
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Il maestro 朱向前 Zhu Xiangqian sarà in Italia dal 5 al 17 Giugno, e terrà lezione a Roma (5 Giugno), Altavilla (Vicenza 9 e 10 Giugno). Sarà poi in Croazia (Pula 15, 16 e 17 Giugno). Calendario seminari Zhu Xiangqian … Continua a leggere

THE TAIJI MANUAL OF LONG ZIXIANG | Brennan Translation
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THE TAIJI MANUAL OF LONG ZIXIANG Posted on March 30, 2018 by Paul Brennan – 太極拳學 A STUDY OF TAIJI BOXING 龍子祥 by Long Zixiang [published Jan, 1952] [translation by Paul Brennan, March, 2018] – 龍子祥先生著 by Long Zixiang:   太極拳學 … Continua a leggere

EIGHTEEN ELDERS
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– 十八叟拳 EIGHTEEN ELDERS BOXING SET 著作者:黄漢勛 by Huang Hanxun [Wong Honfan] 繪圖者:鄭祥 攝影者:譚以仁 postures drawn by Zheng Xiang, based on photographs taken by Tan Yiren 出版者:香港精武體育會國術部 published by Hong Kong Jingwu Athletic Club – Martial Arts Department [1954] [translation by … Continue reading

DRUNKEN LUOHAN
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– 醉羅漢拳 DRUNKEN LUOHAN BOXING 順德黃漢勛編述 by Huang Hanxun [Wong Honfan] of Shunde 山東蓬萊羅師光玉授 as taught by Luo Guangyu of Penglai, Shandong [published Jihai year, 6th month, 27th day (Aug 1, 1959)] [translation by Paul Brennan, Feb, 2018] – 醉羅漢拳 … Continue reading

TIGER TAIL THREE-SECTION STAFF
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– 虎尾三節棍 TIGER TAIL THREE-SECTION STAFF 黃漢勛編著 by Huang Hanxun [Wong Honfan] 羅光玉傳授 as taught by Luo Guangyu [translation by Paul Brennan, Dec, 2017] – 虎尾三節棍 Tiger Tail Three-Section Staff 黃漢勛自署 – calligraphy by Huang Hanxun – 黃序 PREFACE BY … Continue reading

WANG HUAIQI’S TWENTY-FOUR POSTURE YIJINJING | Brennan Translation
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WANG HUAIQI’S TWENTY-FOUR POSTURE YIJINJING Posted on November 30, 2017 by Paul Brennan – 易筋經廿四式圖說 A HANDBOOK FOR TWENTY-FOUR POSTURE YIJINJING 王懷琪 by Wang Huaiqi [published by 商務印書館 Merchant Publishing House, Sep, 1917] [translation by Paul Brennan, Nov, 2017] – 編者小影 … Continua a leggere

WANG HUAIQI ON TWELVE POSTURE YIJINJING | Brennan Translation
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WANG HUAIQI ON TWELVE POSTURE YIJINJING Posted on November 30, 2017 by Paul Brennan – 易筋經十二勢圖說 A HANDBOOK FOR TWELVE POSTURE YIJINJING 王懷琪 by Wang Huaiqi [published by 商務印書館 Merchant Publishing House, Oct, 1917] [translation by Paul Brennan, Nov, 2017] Sorgente: … Continua a leggere

2nda Forma Taiji Chen – antico telaio 陈式太极拳老架二路
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2nda Forma Taiji Chen – antico telaio 陈式太极拳老架二路 La Paoqui eseguita da Zhu Xiangqian come materiale di riferimento. La prima linea:   La seconda linea   La terza linea:  

A Lost Kung Fu Manual and Nature of “Chinese Boxing” – Kung Fu Tea
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A Lost Kung Fu Manual and Nature of “Chinese Boxing” Posted by BENJUDKINS on NOVEMBER 26, 2017 Sorgente: A Lost Kung Fu Manual and Nature of “Chinese Boxing” – Kung Fu Tea 1860s photograph of a “Chinese Soldier” with butterfly … Continua a leggere

Allenamento Mercoledì 8 Novembre
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Oltre ai dettagli ed alcune precisazioni su qualche movimento della Laojia Yilu, ricordiamoci al prossimo incontro della necessità di concentrarci sulla forma del passo (gongbu, mabu, passo vuoto) e sul metodo del passo, cioè la sua corretta esecuzione in accordo … Continua a leggere

TEACHINGS OF LI CUNYI ON XINGYI’S FIVE ELEMENTS
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– 五行連環拳譜合璧 A COMBINED VOLUME: FIVE ELEMENTS MANUAL / CONTINUOUS BOXING MANUAL 深州李存義口述 Dictated by Li Cunyi of Shenzhou [in Hengshui, Hebei] 廣宗杜之堂編錄 Recorded by Du Zhitang of Guangzong [in Xingtai, Hebei] [circa 1916 (This book has no date on … Continue reading

Allenamento 04/10/2017
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Il V gruppo di movimenti – Zhu Tiancai che abbiamo approfondito ieri sera eseguito da Zhu Tiancai Lista dei movimenti – V zuhe dongzuo (gruppo di movimenti) – III duan (linea) 1. 小擒打 xiaoqinda – piccola presa 2. 包頭推山 baotou … Continua a leggere

CHAQUAN #4
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– 國術教範查拳 A MARTIAL ARTS TEACHING MANUAL FOR CHAQUAN 吳志青 by Wu Zhiqing 張本源 postures performed by Zhang Benyuan [published by 大東書局 Great East Bookstore, 1929] [translation by Paul Brennan, Sep, 2017] – 中央國術館鑒㝎 吴志青編 Authorized by the Central Martial Arts … Continue reading

Corso Taiji Chen 2017 – 2018 c/o ASD Oriente – Livorno
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Corso di Taiji della famiglia Chen 2017 – 2018 Per cause di forza maggiore questo anno, almeno fino a tutto Dicembre, il corso Chen c/o Oriente ASD di Livorno si svolgerà con la presenza saltuaria dell’insegnante. Gli incontri di pratica … Continua a leggere

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