Learning How to Fight with Chinese Martial Arts in the Republican Era Part I

By William A., Mei C. special thanks to Dennis Rovere for his valuable insights and corrections Martial arts in general and Chinese martial arts in particular have been characterized by an aura of mystery on what a devoted practitioner can achieve after mastering a traditional style. Many of these misconceptions stemmed from novels, movies and […]

Ma Liang – Chinese Martial Arts Modernizer, Warlord and Traitor

By William A. M.Eng., with translations by Mei C. B.A. The China of the early XXth century experienced major political and social changes thanks to a combination of local and foreign forces creating the right environment from which many reformers arose. In the realm of Chinese martial arts, Ma Liang (馬良) also know as Ma […]

Perceptions of the “Sick” Men of East Asia in Spanish-speaking Countries

By William A. A Chinese martial arts master has died, the students make preparations for his funeral in anticipation of those people seeking to pay their respects. During a moment of silence following a speech by one senior member of the Chinese school, a group of Japanese martial artists make their entrance and arrogantly offered […]

A Lifetime Dedicated to the Martial Traditions, An Interview with Professor Ma Mingda

By William A., M.Eng., P.E.g, Translations by Brenda H. Ph.D. and Mei C. B.A. (Original Published in Kung Fu Taiji Magazine) One of the most influential Chinese martial arts scholars in China today is without a doubt professor Ma Mingda, a history professor at Jinan University in the city of Guangzhou, Guangdong Province. Most of […]