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How to Get Good at Muay Thai: Strikes and Combinations

How to Get Good at Muay Thai: Strikes and Combinations

In Part 2 of this tutorial, Alex Gong discusses, among other things, why same-side striking combinations work so well in the kickboxing ring. Prepare to learn from a true champion!
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In Memory of Bruce Lee: What Many of Us Haven’t Learned From His Death

In Memory of Bruce Lee: What Many of Us Haven’t Learned From His Death

Black Belt’s entertainment blogger has a personal story to tell about Bruce Lee, and it has the potential to benefit all martial artists.
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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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