Thursday, 29 August 2019

[Book Review] Fearless; The Story of Chin Woo Kung-Fu

It is important to know when talking about the history and evolution of Chinese Kung-Fu one cannot do so without mentioning the internationally renowned Chin Woo School and its founder the legendary Huo Yuanjia. Whilst this incredible story has featured in many popular films and television shows few historical accounts have been readily accessible outside the Chin Woo Association. Glen Stanway’s seminal work rectifies this problem with the added bonus of covering the whole of the phenomenon that is Chin Woo with a nice personal touch.   

About the Book

Published in January 2013 “Fearless; The Story of Chin Woo Kung-Fu” is complete overview of the school’s history, training techniques and philosophy. The book comprehensively covers the complete story of Chin Woo in the context of its socio political circumstances, its place in the history of Kung-Fu, and how it changed the life of its author Glen Stanway.  A martial artist for over 20 years Glen is a 5th Dan (Wu Duan Wei) Chin Woo Wushu Master. He currently teaches Northern Shaolin Chin Woo at the GMAX academy in Royston, Cambridgeshire, along with San Shou (Chinese Kickboxing) and gymnastics.

Tuesday, 4 June 2019

[INTERVIEW] - Bhaskar Sunkara; Radical Politics in a time of Extreme Inequality

Socialism it seems is alive and well enjoying a resurgence. The Labour left led by Jeremy Corbyn along with the far left Democrats in the US Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have resurrected a political idea many believed obsolete. So can socialism offer stability and certain in these unstable and and not so certain times? Bhaskar Sunkara, author of 'The Socialist Manifesto; The Case for Radical Politics in an Era of Extreme Inequality' came to St George's Bristol for a sit down discussion, as part of the city's long running Festival of Ideas