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The Bruce Lee Effect: Changing the Martial Arts, Changing the World

The Bruce Lee Effect: Changing the Martial Arts, Changing the World

Without a doubt, Bruce Lee is planet Earth’s most famous fighter, but his influence extends far beyond the martial arts. Find out how extensive — and long-lived — it is.
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Jet Li’s Flying Swords of Dragon Gate — the Best 3-D Film Ever Made!

Jet Li’s Flying Swords of Dragon Gate — the Best 3-D Film Ever Made!

Find out why Black Belt’s resident film critic believes this Tsui Hark-directed martial arts movie from 2012 beats big-budget flicks like Avatar when it comes to 3-D effects.
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Katana Care: How to Straighten a Bent Samurai Sword

Katana Care: How to Straighten a Bent Samurai Sword

Whether you’re cutting tatami mats or bamboo stalks, it’s easy to bend the blade on a katana. Learn how to repair the damage with this essential advice from Carl E. Long.
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Harness the Knockout Power of Traditional Choy Lay Fut Kung Fu

Harness the Knockout Power of Traditional Choy Lay Fut Kung Fu

Florida-based kung fu instructor John Wai explains what his art’s three-pronged attack is and why it’s so effective in self-defense.
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Furious 7, Part 2: Evaluating the Martial Arts in the Hit Action Film

Furious 7, Part 2: Evaluating the Martial Arts in the Hit Action Film

Read the conclusion of our film critic’s examination of the martial arts in the latest installment in the Furious franchise.
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How the Tonfa Became One of Traditional Karate’s Deadliest Weapons

How the Tonfa Became One of Traditional Karate’s Deadliest Weapons

Think you know all there is to know about the tonfa? Think again! Black Belt columnist Dave Lowry is here to explain how the popular karate weapon might have evolved into its current form.
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How to Use Trapping in Self-Defense: Everything You Need to Know for the Real World

How to Use Trapping in Self-Defense: Everything You Need to Know for the Real World

Practitioners of wing chun kung fu and jeet kune do make trapping look easy, but can it work for the rest of us? This guide will get you started!
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