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MARTIAL ARTS AND BEYOND

THE WAY OF TEA

Following the Way of Tea The simplicity of tea is a stark contrast to its deep meaning and significance in Chinese philosophy. The practice of drinking tea started in ancient China and then spread throughout the world. Despite its global popularity, the Chinese way of tea is the most culturally...

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PINA BAUSCH - PIONEER OF DANCE THEATRE FORM

Meet Pina Bausch, pioneer of the dance theater form Contemporary dance as we know it today is the result of the experimentation of several art geniuses of the 70s and 80s, who decided to generate a disruption in the established methods of ballet to create a form of dance that was connected in...

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CHINESE OPERA

History of China Opera: A Vibrant Mix of Tradition and Art Who doesn’t enjoy watching the thrilling stories of the Chinese opera performed by characters styled and dressed colourfully? From exaggerated face paints to embellished costumes to scary characters, you’d never want to blink an eye. So,...

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WU ZETIAN, THE WARRIOR QUEEN OF CHINA

A portrait of Wu Zetian [Photo/Longmen Grottoes on WeChat] Wu Zetian, the Warrior Queen of China The Tang Dynasty marked a crucial turning point for Chinese women. It was during this era when women all over China finally had their collective voices heard. Wu Ze Tian, also known as Wu...

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SHAOLIN TEMPLE & ZEN BUDDHISM

The Legendary Shaolin Temple One of the most recognized martial arts, which appears in movies and video games, is Shaolin Kung-fu. It is almost impossible not to recognize the Shaolin monks, with their bright orange or yellow uniforms, long wooden sticks and shaved heads. But Shaolin...

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WUDANG TAI-CHI

Photo courtesy of Zi Xiao " Alex Mieza" 16th Generation Wudang Sanfeng Pai www.wudangzixiao.com The history of Wudang Tai-chi Each of the martial arts has a particular story to tell, but all of them have something in common: they descend from the ancient Asian culture that perceives the...

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