Scripts Movie Reviews This is an archive of collected Movie Reviews from the very first to the most recent. For what ever reason, the hyperlinks do not work and the written titles are not italicized, except for the headers.
A famous statue of Laozi in Fujian. At the dawn of the 21st century, the pendulum has once again swung towards the myth-makers. Given that these fighting systems focus on embodied ways of knowing, this should not be too much of a surprise. The immediacy of this personal experience is precisely what is attractive to so many seekers.
If the past intrudes on their practice it is only as distant stylized echoes. Nevertheless, in each generation there is a small subset of students who are compelled to undertake a more scholarly or at least systematic examination of the origins and ultimate meaning of their arts. This can be a discouraging task.
For most styles it quickly becomes evident that it is almost impossible to trace the actual origins of modern practices beyond the middle of the 19th century. All of the various creation myths turn out to contain a certain degree of self-aggrandizement, nor are the lineage histories ever totally satisfying.
If that title read something a long the lines of "Kung-fu industry realizing asian guys aren't the only ones who can do karate" then there would be a shitstorm that followed. Yes I realize that its an unbelievable terrible example but it's all I could really think of to get my point across. Mina Elektronikprojekt, recept och bilder. Main Menu Hem: Nytt: Om Mig: Blog: Länkar: Sök. Well written article. That match was a combination of sideways one touch passing with no direct forward play or pass and move. This is the foundation of wengers training methods and tactics, if passing slowly sideways fails keep on doing it anyways.
The surviving legitimate historical records are too few to bridge the chasm. At this point the student is left with two options.
She can concentrate on more recent periods for which ample data still exists, or one might begin to consider other, more theoretical, questions about the nature of the Chinese martial arts themselves. Given that this pattern of questioning, discovery and disappointment has been playing itself out with disturbing regularity since at least thewhy does it still surprise us?
Just as importantly, why does each succeeding generation of practitioners ignore the insights of previous historians and then go on to create a set of new, even more fantastic, myths? Most importantly, how is it that so many sober, professional and sometimes even highly educated individuals get caught up in this?
One suspects few individuals approach their professional and personal lives with the same degree of faith and credulity that they grant their martial arts school.
Given the manifestly fictional nature of so many martial arts narratives, it is hard to understand this attitude as anything other than a willing suspicion of disbelief. Over the last few months I have been running a short, informal, series of posts asking how individuals can continue to espouse a position that is clearly at odds with a more mundane world view.
We have looked at a variety of approaches to this problem including market driven brandingsocial discourses stemming from competing folk histories and elite constructed invented traditionsand most recently the idea of hyper-real religions or faith communities consciously founded on a fictional story.
The current essay seeks to expand this conversation by examining the role of political ideology in the construction and perpetuation of these mythic systems.
In it he divides the literature between a relatively small number of authors who attempt to build an intellectually honest understanding of the origin of Taiji, and the majority view which is instead dedicated to constructing the art as an entirely Daoist practice with literally divine origins in Zhang Sanfeng.
He then asks why this later set of arguments, based only on unsupported suppositions and historical fantasy, has come to dominate the popular discussion of Taiji in both China and to a degree the West in recent decades. This article certainly generated some discussion when it was first published.
Wile did a great service to the Western martial studies community by both reviewing the existing Chinese language academic literature on Taiji and asking some very critical questions about what was going on within its intellectual milieu that legitimate historical research could so easily be displaced by wishful thinking and in some cases outright fraud.
I would go so far as to say that this has been one of the most important articles written on the Chinese martial arts in the last two decades. His lively, at times impassioned, language make it a joy to read.
In fact, I like the writing in this article so much that I intend to quote some of the more memorable sections bellow so that readers can get a sense of what they are missing.
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If you have not already read it, please make sure this one gets on your list.Movie Reviews This is an archive of collected Movie Reviews from the very first to the most recent.
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This is the foundation of wengers training methods and tactics, if passing slowly sideways fails keep on doing it anyways.
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