Cody Garbrant/Bodybuilder and Chinese MMA/Tai Chi Fights Both Very Nearly Happen
This week saw two social machismo media wars very nearly come to pass.
Bruce Lee and the Art of Scientific Street Fighting
The recent uproar over an MMA fighter's beatdown of a tai chi practitioner is a virtual case study for Bruce Lee's emphasis on real world application of the fighting arts.
Wushu Watch: Dojo Storming for a Better Tomorrow
The Chinese martial arts community is in uproar over the ten second knockout suffered by Taichi master, Wei Lei this week. We examine the grand history of challenge matches and how they have shaped the martial arts.
The Forgotten (Female) Pioneers of Tai Chi in the West
The little known history of how two unlikely women introduced the Chinese martial art of tai chi to the world.
I Visited the Cult of White Asparagus
Germans take their asparagus <i>very</i> seriously: They have these “Spargelfests” (a.k.a. asparagus festivals) almost every weekend in May, where they elect asparagus queens and eat a ton of the foul-pee-inducing veggies.
The Gangs Issue
Falun Gong And Me
Chinatown: New York's Seward Park is a riot of incredibly fit senior citizens by 6 AM every day. Near the north end of the park, a tai chi group of about 40 members practices to a stereo blasting pentatonic music.