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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 →

YANG STYLE TAIJI SWORD ACCORDING TO CHEN YANLIN | Brennan Translation
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YANG STYLE TAIJI SWORD ACCORDING TO CHEN YANLIN Posted on July 31, 2013 by Paul Brennan – 太極拳刀劍桿散手合編〔卷七〕 PART SEVEN of Taiji Compiled: The Boxing, Saber, Sword, Pole, and Sparring 陳炎林 by Chen Yanlin [published June, 1943] [translation by Paul Brennan, … Continua a leggere

THE KUNWU SWORD MANUAL OF LI LINGXIAO | Brennan Translation
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THE KUNWU SWORD MANUAL OF LI LINGXIAO Posted on July 20, 2013 by Paul Brennan – 昆吾劍譜 KUNWU SWORD MANUAL 李凌霄 by Li Lingxiao [published Feb, 1935] [translation by Paul Brennan, July, 2013] Sorgente: THE KUNWU SWORD MANUAL OF LI LINGXIAO … Continua a leggere

TAIJI SPEAR METHODS ACCORDING TO CHEN YANLIN | Brennan Translation
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TAIJI SPEAR METHODS ACCORDING TO CHEN YANLIN Posted on June 30, 2013 by Paul Brennan – 太極拳刀劍桿散手合編〔卷九〕 PART NINE of Taiji Compiled: The Boxing, Saber, Sword, Pole, and Sparring 陳炎林 by Chen Yanlin [published June, 1943] [translation by Paul Brennan, June, … Continua a leggere

HAO STYLE TAIJI | Brennan Translation
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HAO STYLE TAIJI Posted on June 1, 2013 by Paul Brennan – 武式太極拳 WU YUXIANG STYLE TAIJI BOXING 郝少如 編者 by Hao Shaoru 顧留馨 審 edited by Gu Liuxin [published June, 1963] [translation by Paul Brennan, June, 2013] Sorgente: HAO STYLE TAIJI … Continua a leggere

THE TAIJI CLASSICS | Brennan Translation
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THE TAIJI CLASSICS Posted on May 25, 2013 by Paul Brennan – 郝和珍藏 FOR HAO WEIZHEN TO CHERISH: 王宗岳太極拳論 後附小序並五字訣 “WANG ZONGYUE’S TAIJI BOXING TREATISE” APPENDED WITH MY PREFACE & “FIVE-WORD FORMULA” [A manual handwritten by Li Yiyu, presented to … Continua a leggere

THE VOICES OF SUN LUTANG’S TEACHERS | Brennan Translation
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THE VOICES OF SUN LUTANG’S TEACHERS Posted on April 29, 2013 by Paul Brennan – 拳意述真 AUTHENTIC EXPLANATIONS OF MARTIAL ARTS CONCEPTS 孫福全 by Sun Fuquan [Lutang] [published March, 1924] [translation by Paul Brennan, April, 2013] Sorgente: THE VOICES OF SUN … Continua a leggere

AN OUTLINE OF TAIJI THEORY | Brennan Translation
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AN OUTLINE OF TAIJI THEORY Posted on March 29, 2013 by Paul Brennan – 太極拳刀劍桿散手合編 附錄 APPENDIX SECTION from Taiji Compiled: The Boxing, Saber, Sword, Pole, and Sparring 陳炎林 by Chen Yanlin [published June, 1943] [translation by Paul Brennan, March, 2013] Sorgente: … Continua a leggere

THE XINGYI MANUAL OF LI JIANQIU | Brennan Translation
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THE XINGYI MANUAL OF LI JIANQIU Posted on February 23, 2013 by Paul Brennan – 形意拳術 THE ART OF XINGYI BOXING 李劍秋 by Li Jianqiu [1920] [translation by Paul Brennan, Feb, 2013] Sorgente: THE XINGYI MANUAL OF LI JIANQIU | Brennan … Continua a leggere

TWELVE-LINE TANTUI | Brennan Translation
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TWELVE-LINE TANTUI Posted on January 27, 2013 by Paul Brennan – 拳術基本 潭腿圖說 BOXING ARTS FUNDAMENTALS – ILLUSTRATED HANDBOOK FOR TANTUI 何光銑先生演式 postures performed by He Guangxian 胡健先生编輯 text compiled by Hu Jian 上海中華圗書館印行 published by Chinese Library of Shanghai 民國六年五月出版 … Continua a leggere

YANG STYLE TAIJI SWORD | Brennan Translation
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YANG STYLE TAIJI SWORD Posted on December 22, 2012 by Paul Brennan – 太極劍 附太極長拳 TAIJI SWORD Including TAIJI LONG BOXING 陳微明 by Chen Weiming [1928] [translation by Paul Brennan, Dec, 2012] Sorgente: YANG STYLE TAIJI SWORD | Brennan Translation

YANG STYLE TAIJI SABER | Brennan Translation
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YANG STYLE TAIJI SABER Posted on November 30, 2012 by Paul Brennan – 太極拳刀劍桿散手合編〔卷八〕 PART EIGHT of Taiji Compiled: The Boxing, Saber, Sword, Pole, and Sparring 陳炎林 by Chen Yanlin [published June, 1943] [translation by Paul Brennan, Nov, 2012] Sorgente: YANG … Continua a leggere

ANSWERING QUESTIONS ABOUT TAIJI (TAIJI DA WEN) | Brennan Translation
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ANSWERING QUESTIONS ABOUT TAIJI (TAIJI DA WEN) Posted on October 27, 2012 by Paul Brennan – 太極答問 附單式練法 ANSWERING QUESTIONS ABOUT TAIJI Including SINGLE POSTURE PRACTICE METHODS 陳微明 by Chen Weiming [1929] [translation by Paul Brennan, Oct, 2012] Sorgente: ANSWERING QUESTIONS … Continua a leggere

THE XINGYI MANUAL OF LIU DIANCHEN | Brennan Translation
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THE XINGYI MANUAL OF LIU DIANCHEN Posted on September 29, 2012 by Paul Brennan – 形意拳術抉微 SELECTED SUBTLETIES OF THE XINGYI BOXING ART 劉殿琛 by Liu Dianchen [1920] [translation by Paul Brennan, Sep, 2012] Sorgente: THE XINGYI MANUAL OF LIU DIANCHEN … Continua a leggere

THE TAIJI MANUAL OF XU YUSHENG | Brennan Translation
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THE TAIJI MANUAL OF XU YUSHENG Posted on August 27, 2012 by Paul Brennan – 太極拳勢圖解 TAIJI BOXING POSTURES EXPLAINED 許禹生 by Xu Yusheng [1921] [translation by Paul Brennan, Aug, 2012] Sorgente: THE TAIJI MANUAL OF XU YUSHENG | Brennan Translation

Allenamento tipico al Wushu in Cina ed in Occidente
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Mi accingo nuovamente alla traduzione di un articolo dell’amico Mark Moran, traduzione che faccio per gustare e comprendere il più possibile il suo lavoro eccezionale, e per mettere a disposizione in Italiano una fonte preziosa per quanti desiderino osservare in modo … Continua a leggere

WU JIANQUAN’S TAIJI | Brennan Translation
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WU JIANQUAN’S TAIJI Posted on May 8, 2012 by Paul Brennan – 自修適用 吳鑑泉氏的太極拳 THE TAIJI BOXING OF MR. WU JIANQUAN – FOR SELF-STUDY 陳振民 馬岳樑 編著 by Chen Zhenmin & Ma Yueliang 康健雜誌社發行 published by the Health Magazine Society [May, 1935] [translation … Continua a leggere

THE ART OF TAIJI BOXING (TAIJI QUAN SHU) | Brennan Translation
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THE ART OF TAIJI BOXING (TAIJI QUAN SHU) Posted on March 21, 2012 by Paul Brennan – 太極拳術 THE ART OF TAIJI BOXING 陳微明 by Chen Weiming [1925] [translation by Paul Brennan, March, 2012] Sorgente: THE ART OF TAIJI BOXING (TAIJI … Continua a leggere

THE TEN HAND SETS OF NORTHERN SHAOLIN | Brennan Translation
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THE TEN HAND SETS OF NORTHERN SHAOLIN Posted on January 9, 2012 by Paul Brennan – THE TEN HAND SETS OF NORTHERN SHAOLIN (according to three primary documents) [circa 1960] [translation by Paul Brennan, Jan, 2012] Sorgente: THE TEN HAND SETS … Continua a leggere

METHODS OF APPLYING TAIJI BOXING (TAIJI QUAN SHIYONG FA)
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– 太極拳使用法 METHODS OF APPLYING TAIJI BOXING 楊澄甫 by Yang Chengfu [and 董英傑 Dong Yingjie] [published by 神州國光社發行 Society for Chinese National Glory, Jan, 1931] [translation by Paul Brennan, Nov, 2011] – 武當嫡派 “Descended from Wudang” – 楊健侯先師遺像 Photograph of the … Continua a leggere

METHODS OF APPLYING TAIJI BOXING (TAIJI QUAN SHIYONG FA) | Brennan Translation
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METHODS OF APPLYING TAIJI BOXING (TAIJI QUAN SHIYONG FA) Posted on November 24, 2011 by Paul Brennan – 太極拳使用法 METHODS OF APPLYING TAIJI BOXING 楊澄甫 by Yang Chengfu [and 董英傑 Dong Yingjie] [published by 神州國光社發行 Society for Chinese National Glory, Jan, 1931] … Continua a leggere

TAIJI TWO-PERSON SET (TAIJI SANSHOU DUIDA) | Brennan Translation
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TAIJI TWO-PERSON SET (TAIJI SANSHOU DUIDA) Posted on July 11, 2011 by Paul Brennan – 太極拳刀劍桿散手合編〔卷十〕 PART TEN of Taiji Compiled: The Boxing, Saber, Sword, Pole, and Sparring 陳炎林 by Chen Yanlin [published June, 1943] [translation by Paul Brennan, July, 2011] Sorgente: … Continua a leggere

FOOTWORK-TRAINING SET (LIAN BU QUAN) | Brennan Translation
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FOOTWORK-TRAINING SET (LIAN BU QUAN) Posted on March 30, 2011 by Paul Brennan – 練步拳圖說 A HANDBOOK FOR THE FOOTWORK-TRAINING SET 吳志青  by Wu Zhiqing [published by 大東書局 Great East Bookstore, March, 1931] [translation by Paul Brennan, March, 2011] Sorgente: FOOTWORK-TRAINING … Continua a leggere

Come mantenere la tua motivazione per l’allenamento
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Come mantenere la tua motivazione per l’allenamento Mia libera traduzione annotata del blog di Mark Moran “ How to Maintain Your Motivation for Training ” L’altro giorno ho ricevuto un’email da un amico che è tornato negli Stati Uniti. Si … Continua a leggere

DRAGON SHAPE SWORD (LONG XING JIAN) | Brennan Translation
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DRAGON SHAPE SWORD (LONG XING JIAN) Posted on February 23, 2011 by Paul Brennan – 龍形劍 DRAGON SHAPE SWORD 金一明著 by Jin Yiming 新亞書店印行 published by New Asia Press [Oct, 1932] [translation by Paul Brennan, Feb, 2011] Sorgente: DRAGON SHAPE SWORD … Continua a leggere

武当太极剑四十九式 Wudang Taiji Jian 49 Shi
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武当太极剑四十九式 Wudang Taiji Jian 49 Shi La spada dovrebbe misurare 2 cun e 6 fen di grandezza; L’ impugnatura dovrebbe essere di 1 chi, 1 cun e 7 fen di larghezza; La lama dovrebbe misurare 2 chi, 4 cun e … Continua a leggere

剑 Jiàn – la spada cinese
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剑 Jiàn – la spada cinese   Con il termine 剑Jiàn in Cinese si indica la spada a doppia lama, ed essa rappresenta una delle armi più comuni della tradizione marziale cinese, utilizzata nella maggioranza degli stili e praticata da … Continua a leggere

La ragione per cui gli atleti cinesi di Wushu sono così bravi
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Seguendo i vari links mentre spulciavo video di Taolu, ho trovato il sito di Mark Moran – www.wushuzilla.com, ed ho notato dei titoli assolutamente interessanti. Ho deciso quindi di tradurli dall’Inglese, perchè mi piaceva farlo e perchè quando traduco qualcosa … Continua a leggere

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