Kung Fu Tea

 

Welcome!  This is the second (and concluding) section of my list of the top ten figures who helped to shape the development and spread of the modern Asian martial arts.  Putting such a list together is easy, but once you start to explain why certain individuals made the cut, or what their contributions were, things inevitably start to run long.  If you are just joining us now, you probably want to start here, with section one.  My goal has been to select the most influential individuals from a variety of styles, professions and areas of the world so that we can better understand these global fighting systems.

The broad nature of “the Asian martial arts” probably makes this an impossible task.  Still, it is fun to speculate and I think that the experiment is a helpful one as it forces us to consider the many social functions…

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