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The Daoist Origins of the Chinese Martial Arts

By Charles Holcombe, Ph.D.




The Daoist Origins of the Chinese Martial Arts

This essay explores the relationship between Daoism and the martial arts in a scholarly style. It looks at the basic philosophical underpinnings of Chinese martial arts and examines the Daoist influence, ranging from qigong and other longevity practices, to practical combative arts.

SOURCE: Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Vol. 2 No. 1 (1993): 16 pages.


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