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The Martial Spirit of Tianjin – An Interview with Nitzan Oren By Jonathan Bluestein.

I’m happy to be able to host an article from guest author Jonathan Bluestein recording one long interview he did with his teacher, Nitzan Oren. For anyone with an interest in xingyi or other northern martial arts, it’s well worth … Continue reading

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Central Guoshu Institute

Ever since translating an article on the ‘1929 Hangzhou Leitai Tournament’, I have been interested in the role of the Central Guoshu Institute (‘CGI’) in the spread of traditional Chinese martial arts in the first half of the twentieth century. … Continue reading

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2 Heroes of the Central Guoshu Institute

In response to a request from one of my readers, I’ve been working on translating some information about Bajiquan, this first part of which is translated below. For a brief introduction to Bajiquan, see the wiki entry here.¬†The original Chinese … Continue reading

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1929 Hangzhou Leitai Tournament

My recent translation of an article on Pei Xirong sparked my interest¬† in the 1929 Leitai tournament in Hangzhou, which seems to have been the largest bare-hand Leitai competition in recent history. The following translation draws on several sources, mainly … Continue reading

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