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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 →

2° New Martial Hero Symposium
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  Salva Con la scuola di Taiji Chen di Livorno parteciperemo al simposio di Ferrara il primo ed il 2 Ottobre. Obiettivo del simposio è la promozione e diffusione delle Arti Marziali Tradizionali attraverso attività di ricerca, condivisione e confronto … Continua a leggere

Corso Taiji Chen, 2016 – 2017
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Riprendiamo regolarmente ad allenarci al Chen il Martedì sera dalle 21:30 alle 23:00 ed il Sabato pomeriggio dalle 17:00 alle 18:30 c/o gli spazi di Oriente ASD. Prima lezione “ufficiale” Martedì 20 Settembre 21:30 – 23:00. Per altre iniziative, per … Continua a leggere

XIANG KAIRAN’S TAIJI EXPERIENCE | Brennan Translation
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向愷然先生練太極拳之經驗 MY EXPERIENCE OF PRACTICING TAIJI BOXING by Xiang Kairan [written in 1929, published in Wu Zhiqing’s 太極正宗 Authentic Taiji, 1936] [translation by Paul Brennan, July, 2016] Sorgente: XIANG KAIRAN’S TAIJI EXPERIENCE | Brennan Translation

Esibizioni e lezioni aperte al DES – 27/28 Agosto – Rotonda Ardenza
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Sabato 27 e Domenica 28 Agosto, dalle ore 17:00, presso lo “SPAZIO OLISTICO” Laboratorio gioco Wushu per bambini (Simone e Stefano) Domenica 28 Agosto, sempre presso lo “SPAZIO OLISTICO”, dalle ore 19:00 esibizione e lezione aperta del corso di Taiji … Continua a leggere

JIN ENZHONG’S SABER MANUAL | Brennan Translation
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JIN ENZHONG’S SABER MANUAL Posted on June 17, 2016 by Paul Brennan – 實用大刀術 PRACTICAL TECHNIQUES FOR THE LARGE SABER 金恩忠 by Jin Enzhong [published June, 1933] [translation by Paul Brennan, June, 2016] Sorgente: JIN ENZHONG’S SABER MANUAL | Brennan Translation

YIN YUZHANG’S SABER MANUAL | Brennan Translation
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YIN YUZHANG’S SABER MANUAL Posted on June 17, 2016 by Paul Brennan – 砍刀術練習法 PRACTICE METHODS FOR CLEAVING SABER TECHNIQUES 尹玉章 by Yin Yuzhang [published June, 1933] [translation by Paul Brennan, June, 2016] Sorgente: YIN YUZHANG’S SABER MANUAL | Brennan Translation

THE TAIJI MANUAL OF YAO FUCHUN & JIANG RONGQIAO | Brennan Translation
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THE TAIJI MANUAL OF YAO FUCHUN & JIANG RONGQIAO Posted on May 4, 2016 by Paul Brennan – 太極拳講義 TAIJI BOXING EXPLAINED 姚馥春 姜容樵 合編 by Yao Fuchun & Jiang Rongqiao [published by 上海武學書局 Shanghai Martial Studies Press, 1930] [translation by Paul Brennan, … Continua a leggere

CHU MINYI’S TRAINING EQUIPMENT | Brennan Translation
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CHU MINYI’S TRAINING EQUIPMENT Posted on February 29, 2016 by Paul Brennan – 太極拳圖 TAIJI BOXING PHOTOGRAPHED 褚民誼 by Chu Minyi [published by 上海九福有限公司發行 The Many Blessings Company of Shanghai, 1929] [translation by Paul Brennan, Feb, 2016] Sorgente: CHU MINYI’S TRAINING … Continua a leggere

BAJI BOXING | Brennan Translation
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BAJI BOXING Posted on December 30, 2015 by Paul Brennan – 八極拳 BAJI BOXING 繆淦傑 by Miao Ganjie [published Nov, 1936] [translation by Paul Brennan, Dec, 2015] Sorgente: BAJI BOXING | Brennan Translation

WU STYLE TAIJI SWORD (QIANKUN JIAN) | Brennan Translation
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WU STYLE TAIJI SWORD (QIANKUN JIAN) Posted on November 25, 2015 by Paul Brennan – 太極劍 TAIJI SWORD 吳圖南 by Wu Tunan [published by 商務印書館 The Commercial Press, LTD, July, 1936] [translation by Paul Brennan, Nov, 2015] Sorgente: WU STYLE TAIJI … Continua a leggere

YANG STYLE TAIJI SWORD ACCORDING TO YIN QIANHE | Brennan Translation
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YANG STYLE TAIJI SWORD ACCORDING TO YIN QIANHE Posted on December 23, 2015 by Paul Brennan – 太極劍 TAIJI SWORD 尹千合 by Yin Qianhe [published by 北辰出版社 Pole Star Press, Nov 10, 1958] [translation by Paul Brennan, Dec, 2015] Sorgente: YANG … Continua a leggere

YIN QIANHE’S TAIJI | Brennan Translation
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YIN QIANHE’S TAIJI Posted on December 23, 2015 by Paul Brennan – 太極拳 TAIJI BOXING 山東 尹千合著 by Yin Qianhe of Shandong [circa 1958] [translation by Paul Brennan, Dec, 2015] Sorgente: YIN QIANHE’S TAIJI | Brennan Translation

THE TAIJI MANUAL OF LI XIANWU | Brennan Translation
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THE TAIJI MANUAL OF LI XIANWU Posted on October 29, 2015 by Paul Brennan – 太極拳 TAIJI BOXING 李先五 by Li Xianwu [published June, 1933] [translation by Paul Brennan, Oct, 2015] Sorgente: THE TAIJI MANUAL OF LI XIANWU | Brennan Translation

SINGLE DEFENSE-SABER (DAN JIE DAO) | Brennan Translation
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SINGLE DEFENSE-SABER (DAN JIE DAO) Posted on September 19, 2015 by Paul Brennan – 單戒刀 SINGLE DEFENSE-SABER 金一明 by Jin Yiming [published by 新亞書店印行 New Asia Press, Oct, 1932] [translation by Paul Brennan, Sep, 2015] Sorgente: SINGLE DEFENSE-SABER (DAN JIE DAO) … Continua a leggere

TAIJI BOXING ACCORDING TO LI SHOUJIAN | Brennan Translation
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TAIJI BOXING ACCORDING TO LI SHOUJIAN Posted on September 2, 2015 by Paul Brennan – 武當嫡派太極拳術 DESCENDED FROM WUDANG – THE TAIJI BOXING ART 李壽籛 by Li Shoujian [published by the 業餘太極拳社 After-Work Taiji Boxing Society, Sep, 1944, and printed by … Continua a leggere

YIN QIANHE ON LONGEVITY | Brennan Translation
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YIN QIANHE ON LONGEVITY Posted on August 7, 2015 by Paul Brennan – 延年益壽 PROLONGING LIFE 亦名(不藥除百病) or RIDDING ILLNESS WITHOUT MEDICINE 尹千合 by Yin Qianhe [published by 北辰出版社 Pole Star Press, Jan, 1961, revised and republished almost immediately by 合洽出版社 … Continua a leggere

Lezioni di Wushu alla Festa d’inizio Estate
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Durante la Festa d’inizio Estate in Villa Mimbelli l’ASD Oriente sarà presente con le sue attività. La Scuola di Wushu Oriente – Livorno parteciperà esibendosi e tenendo lezioni aperte per chi vorrà cimentarsi con le mosse delle arti marziali cinesi. … Continua a leggere

FURTHER WRITINGS OF SUN LUTANG | Brennan Translation
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FURTHER WRITINGS OF SUN LUTANG Posted on May 2, 2015 by Paul Brennan – ESSAYS BY SUN LUTANG [translation by Paul Brennan, May, 2015] – In addition to Sun’s five famous books… 形意拳學 A Study of Xingyi Boxing (1915) 八卦拳學 A … Continua a leggere

THE XINGYI MANUAL OF SUN LUTANG | Brennan Translation
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THE XINGYI MANUAL OF SUN LUTANG Posted on May 1, 2015 by Paul Brennan – 形意拳學 A STUDY OF XINGYI BOXING 孫福全 by Sun Fuquan [Lutang] [published May, 1915] [centennial translation by Paul Brennan, May, 2015] Sorgente: THE XINGYI MANUAL OF … Continua a leggere

THE BAGUA MANUAL OF SUN LUTANG | Brennan Translation
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THE BAGUA MANUAL OF SUN LUTANG Posted on April 30, 2015 by Paul Brennan – 八卦拳學 A STUDY OF BAGUA BOXING 孫福全 by Sun Fuquan [Lutang] [published April, 1917] [translation by Paul Brennan, April, 2015] Sorgente: THE BAGUA MANUAL OF SUN … Continua a leggere

BAGUA SWORD | Brennan Translation
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BAGUA SWORD Posted on April 26, 2015 by Paul Brennan – 八卦劍學 A STUDY OF BAGUA SWORD 孫福全 by Sun Fuquan [Lutang] [published Nov, 1927] [translation by Paul Brennan, April, 2015] Sorgente: BAGUA SWORD | Brennan Translation

THE TAIJI MANUAL OF SUN LUTANG | Brennan Translation
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THE TAIJI MANUAL OF SUN LUTANG Posted on April 28, 2015 by Paul Brennan – 太極拳學 A STUDY OF TAIJI BOXING 孫福全 by Sun Fuquan [Lutang] [published June, 1921] [translation by Paul Brennan, April, 2015] Sorgente: THE TAIJI MANUAL OF SUN … Continua a leggere

Allenamento e divisione della forma
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中国武术套路 Le forme delle arti marziali cinesi Nella maggioranza delle discipline delle 中国武术 arti marziali cinesi sono state codificate fissate e tramandate delle sequenze di movimenti, la cui caratteristica consiste nel fornire al praticante uno strumento allenante sia dal punto … Continua a leggere

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