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3 Ways Martial Arts Helps Bully-Proof Your Child

Karl Romain | Posted 09.17.2014 | Parents
Karl Romain

Back to school should be an exciting time -- new teachers, new clothes, new school supplies and new friends. But for a child who is the victim of a bully, the excitement of a new school year is filled more with anxiety than anticipation.

Transformation or Evolution?

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 05.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

Well, I think there's value in both, really. But let's drill down into this one. I took a seminar when I was 19 and remember hearing the phrase, "Tr...

On the Culture Front: 'Kung Fu,' 'Bridges of Madison County' and More

Chris Kompanek | Posted 04.26.2014 | New York
Chris Kompanek

David Henry Hwang peers into the fleetingly short life of martial arts artist-turned-actor Bruce Lee in his rich new bio-play, Kung Fu.

What Are You Waiting For?

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 04.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

Is it a promotion? A raise? A date with that person you've been flirting with for the past month? Well, in my case, it was a stripe. Let me give...

Enzan -- The Far Mountain: Kung Fu Noir Grows in Appeal

Arthur Rosenfeld | Posted 03.29.2014 | Books
Arthur Rosenfeld

What makes this book worth the review, and worth your reading time, is, in the end, none of the usual ingredients already covered, but rather Donohue's wise, asides, particularly during the first third of the book, regarding martial arts, Japanese culture, and Zen influences.

Statin Drugs, Profits, Politics, and Compassion

Arthur Rosenfeld | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Arthur Rosenfeld

The latest guidelines for statin drugs, issued by the makers of those drugs, would have us believe that pretty much everyone should be taking them. Th...

WATCH: Kung Fu Piano Will Bring You To Tears

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 10.11.2013 | Weird News

I think we can all agree that what modern music tends to lack most these days is real heart and passion. Well, that and some serious kung-fu fight...

Bruce Lee Breaks Through Time

Arthur Rosenfeld | Posted 11.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Arthur Rosenfeld

Recently, on writing retreat in Hilo, Hawaii, I had an opportunity to experience the wondrous workings of the Tao in its stretch across both time and space and in the way it manifests through both intellectual and energetic coincidence.

The Grandmaster and Taiwan's Young Ambassadors: Restoring Lost Honor

Mahlon Meyer | Posted 11.09.2013 | Entertainment
Mahlon Meyer

The government of Taiwan, in a move of consummate ingenuity, has sent a group of its top six students, all young women, all from Taiwan University (Taiwan's top school), on a bold journey to restore its place in the world.

Once Upon a Time in Kung Fu

Bey Logan | Posted 10.12.2013 | Entertainment
Bey Logan

There's a Chinese saying that, when you drink the water, you should remember the place from where it flows. Following this principle, The Grandmaster reveals the legend that lies behind martial arts movie icon Bruce Lee.

Tai Chi, Surfing, and the Philosophy of Water

Arthur Rosenfeld | Posted 08.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Arthur Rosenfeld

Tai chi, it turns out, is a simply effective program to take a surfer's skills to the next level. What a marvelous, beautiful, contemporary, functional, useful, and aesthetically pleasing use of a martial art that more people are finding to be the perfect exercise.

Kung Fu Secret Fighting Techniques: Available Soon in English

Andrew Lam | Posted 07.23.2013 | Sports
Andrew Lam

The lesson we are quickly learning in the 21st century is that no one owns culture. Some in Hong Kong may gripe about how cherished Southern Chinese fighting secrets are now literally an open book, but they may be surprised to find that Chinese kung fu itself not purely Chinese.

Kia Makarechi

DJ Wins Gold At World Kung Fu Championships

HuffingtonPost.com | Kia Makarechi | Posted 04.19.2013 | Entertainment

Laidback Luke is probably the best named DJ in the business. In an industry characterized by an almost oppressive obsession with positivity and hand-h...

Should Your Exercise Routine Include Self Defense Classes?

Next Avenue | Posted 01.31.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Mike Dunphy Martial arts are a great way for people of all ages to protect themselves In a dimly lit building in ...

A Conversation With the Abbot: RZA on Kung-Fu, Directing and Music

Gideon Resnick | Posted 03.05.2013 | Entertainment
Gideon Resnick

At 43, RZA has crafted a unique spot in the world of hip-hop, a prolific producer with an idiosyncratic worldview influenced by the disparate cultures of rap and Kung fu.

Chinese Land Expropriation: Kung Fu, Rockets and Evictions

John Wagner Givens | Posted 02.11.2013 | World
John Wagner Givens

All over China, local governments expropriate farm land from peasants and homes from urban residents, and in many cases, the land is then sold on to developers. Not surprisingly, this has resulted in some extreme, and extremely awesome, efforts to resist expropriation.

Badass Kung-Fu Nuns Teach Cosmic Energy To CERN Scientists

Reuters | Kung Fu Nuns | Posted 01.17.2013 | Weird News

By Robert Evans GENEVA (Reuters) - A dozen kung fu nuns from an Asian Buddhist order displayed their martial arts prowess to bemused sc...

Chris C. Anderson

EXCLUSIVE: Asian Action Star Donnie Yen Talks 'Dragon'

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris C. Anderson | Posted 10.26.2012 | Entertainment

Donnie Yen is Asia's biggest action star, or as he's often referred to in Hong Kong, the "Strongest Man In the Universe." He's also the star of the up...

21st Century Monks

The Huffington Post | Samreen Hooda | Posted 08.19.2012 | Religion

They are monks -- but they're also scholars, academics and even geeks. Shaolin Temple in Central China's Henan province encourages its monks to lea...

Chris C. Anderson

The Biggest Action Star You Don't Know

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris C. Anderson | Posted 07.12.2012 | Entertainment

Donnie Yen is the biggest international action star and fight choreographer that mainstream American audiences -- Kung Fu fans excepted -- have never ...

Should Shaolin Monks Be Asian? Just Ask Abbot Shi Yan Fan of Shaolin Temple Los Angeles

Stacey Nemour | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stacey Nemour

Should Shaolin monks only be Asian? Can a Westerner ascend to the exalted level of an abbot? Venerable Abbot Shi Yan Fan of Shaolin Temple Los Angeles can answer that.

Get Flexible For Martial Arts Training

Stacey Nemour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Stacey Nemour

If you include regular stretching before and after training, it can help keep your body youthful for the rest of your life!

China's Worldview: Three Timeless Truths

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tom Doctoroff

What is Chinese culture? Now and forever, perpetual yet shape-shifting,in modern and ancient guises, the Chinese worldview can be distilled down to ...

Kung Fu, and the Presidency of Barack Obama

Michael Gene Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Gene Sullivan

Back when President Obama was Candidate Obama one of his most commented on talents was his style of dealing with seemingly impossible political situations.

Inside the Life of a Shaolin Monk

Stacey Nemour | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stacey Nemour

Most martial artists are familiar with the extraordinary powers of the Shaolin monks. I recently had the great fortune of sharing the afternoon with Sifu Wang Bo, a Shaolin monk who was 11 years old when he toured with "Wheel of Life."