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World BJJ Champion Rafael Ellwanger Pioneered Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu’s Growth in the South

World BJJ Champion Rafael Ellwanger Pioneered Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu’s Growth in the South

After sampling a variety of martial arts, Rafael Ellwanger found his calling in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Find out how he went from BJJ student to champion to gym owner to federation founder.
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Martial Arts in the Olympics: Have the Games Changed Wrestling? Is There Hope for Pankration?

Martial Arts in the Olympics: Have the Games Changed Wrestling? Is There Hope for Pankration?

Black Belt Hall of Famer Jim Arvanitis weighs in on the subject of pankration and the Olympics, while Black Belt contributing editor Mark Hatmaker looks at the evolution of wrestling and the Games.
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Karate in the Olympics: It’s Official! Get Ready for the 2020 Games in Tokyo

Karate in the Olympics: It’s Official! Get Ready for the 2020 Games in Tokyo

Some people are upset whenever art becomes sport on a scale as grand as the Olympics. Others are pleased. In the case of karate, Black Belt Hall of Famer Tokey Hill is among those who are happy. Here’s why.
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Martial Arts in the Olympics: Has Inclusion in the Games Helped or Hurt Taekwondo?

Martial Arts in the Olympics: Has Inclusion in the Games Helped or Hurt Taekwondo?

Three experts — the legendary Hee-Il Cho, the ATA’s G.K. Lee and the 1992 Olympic gold medalist Herb Perez — weigh in on how taekwondo has changed since it joined the largest sporting event in the world.
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Martial Arts in the Olympics: Has Inclusion in the Games Helped or Hurt Judo?

Martial Arts in the Olympics: Has Inclusion in the Games Helped or Hurt Judo?

Martial artists often think, If only my style could get into the Olympics! Seldom do they consider all the implications. In this story, two judo veterans weigh in on how being in the Games has changed their art.
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Southern Shaolin Temple: Searching for China’s Real Contribution to Karate, Part 1

Southern Shaolin Temple: Searching for China’s Real Contribution to Karate, Part 1

Embark on a search for the southern Shaolin Temple and find out how the self-defense art practiced there went on to influence the development of Okinawan karate.
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Learn the Most Important Martial Arts Lessons Bruce Lee Taught — From His Top Disciples! Part 4

Learn the Most Important Martial Arts Lessons Bruce Lee Taught — From His Top Disciples! Part 4

Four more experts are here to help you get a better grasp of Bruce Lee’s martial message. Lamar M. Davis II, Dr. Jerry Beasley, Matt Thornton and Thomas Cruise sound off on what matters most in JKD.
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