Russia is attracting the world’s attention as the first eastern European country to host the FIFA World Cup. On the other hand, China hasn’t sent a team to participate in the games. (Image:  pixabay /  CC0 1.0)

The World Cup and China’s Absence

Russia is attracting the world’s attention as the first eastern European country to host the FIFA World Cup; however, China hasn’t sent a team to participate in the games. Yet the 2018 tournament is said to be full of Chinese…

Ts'u chu roughly translates to "kicking with feet the ball made of leather" and is viewed by many as the genesis of today's soccer. (Image: via Wikimedia Commons)

The Origins of Soccer

In England as in the United States and most Spanish-speaking countries, football is known by the name soccer, but how did it get this name? The word soccer is a reference to Association Football, which was the name given to…

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The World Cup and China’s Absence

Russia is attracting the world’s attention as the first eastern European country to host the FIFA World Cup; however, China hasn’t sent a team to participate in the games. Yet…

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The Origins of Soccer

In England as in the United States and most Spanish-speaking countries, football is known by the name soccer, but how did it get this name? The word soccer is a…

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Zhang Sanfeng, Founder of Tai Chi

Zhang Sanfeng was born in the year 1247 in what’s now known as Fuxin, Liaoning Province. When he was just 5 years old, he suffered from an eye disease. He…

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Zhang Sanfeng: The Founder of Wudang Martial Arts

The well-known Chinese martial arts originate from the Buddhist and Taoist cultivation methods. They can mainly be classified into two sects: Shaolin Damo and Wudang Zhang Sanfeng, which are popular…

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A Brief History of Chinese Martial Arts

Chinese martial arts originated from traditional Chinese culture. Like many aspects of traditional Chinese culture, it has great depth. Most of the many styles of Chinese martial arts were derived…

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The NIKE Logo Is Not Just a Swoosh…

As the world’s leading supplier of athletic shoes and apparel, and a major manufacturer of sports equipment, NIKE has an eye-catching logo, a simple design that is fluid and conveys…