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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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The Martial Arts of Marvel’s Daredevil TV Series, Part 2

The Martial Arts of Marvel’s Daredevil TV Series, Part 2

Read the conclusion of our critic’s analysis of why Daredevil’s fight scenes work so well, along with his advice for the stunt coordinator!
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Maximize Your Chance of Surviving a Knife Fight — by Training Smart!

Maximize Your Chance of Surviving a Knife Fight — by Training Smart!

A combatives instructor explains why blade attacks are so frightening and what you can do now to prepare for such grave self-defense situations.
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7 Kickboxing Principles That Will Make You a Better Fighter, Part 2

7 Kickboxing Principles That Will Make You a Better Fighter, Part 2

Success in the combat sports requires more than technique. Former kickboxing champ Louis Neglia talks power, endurance and sparring in the conclusion of this tutorial.
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