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How to Get Good at Muay Thai: Roundhouse Kick and Knee Thrust

How to Get Good at Muay Thai: Roundhouse Kick and Knee Thrust

Muay Thai champ Alex Gong helps you fine-tune two essential techniques that work as well for self-defense as they do in the kickboxing ring.
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Learn the Lesson of Compassion From Japanese Swordsman Miyamoto Musashi

Learn the Lesson of Compassion From Japanese Swordsman Miyamoto Musashi

This tale of Miyamoto Musashi and Muso Gonnosuke illustrates the role compassion must play whenever deadly combat skills are being taught. Essential learning for all martial artists!
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A Monumental Kung Fu Film Is Coming! Are You Ready for The Assassin?

A Monumental Kung Fu Film Is Coming! Are You Ready for The Assassin?

An acclaimed Taiwanese filmmaker has directed a different kind of martial arts movie, and it’s about to hit theaters. In the title role is Shu Qi, co-star of Jason Statham’s The Transporter.
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Too Busy Looking Good! In Memory of Jim Kelly

Too Busy Looking Good! In Memory of Jim Kelly

Black Belt’s entertainment writer recalls an interview he did with the famous fighter-turned-actor. Journey back in time as the martial arts icon talks about movies, racism and Bruce Lee!
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2 Martial Arts Film Stars Remembered: Enter the Dragon’s Shih Kien and Kung Fu’s David Carradine

2 Martial Arts Film Stars Remembered: Enter the Dragon’s Shih Kien and Kung Fu’s David Carradine

Like it or not, the public perception of the martial arts stems in large part from movies and television. Read how these two actors helped shape that view throughout their work.
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The Saga of Bruce Lee’s Tao of Jeet Kune Do

The Saga of Bruce Lee’s Tao of Jeet Kune Do

Without a doubt, it’s the best-selling martial arts book of all time. Few followers of Bruce Lee’s fighting method, however, know how close the Tao came to being scrapped before it saw print!
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BJJ Advice From Rickson Gracie: Grapplers Must Also Learn to Strike

BJJ Advice From Rickson Gracie: Grapplers Must Also Learn to Strike

The fighting legend of the Gracie family explains why you need to know striking in addition to grappling if your goal is to be a well-rounded martial artist.
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