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Richard Ryan: How Speed-Hand Striking Can Give Women an Element of Surprise

Richard Ryan: How Speed-Hand Striking Can Give Women an Element of Surprise

Self-defense expert Richard Ryan gives Black Belt magazine a four-minute mini-seminar on how speed-hand striking can help women escape close-quarters attacks in this exclusive video!
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The Art of Teaching Women’s Self-Defense: Less Is Best

The Art of Teaching Women’s Self-Defense: Less Is Best

Instructors take on a tremendous responsibility when teaching self-defense for women. The Black Belt Hall of Fame’s 2012 Woman of the Year presents guidelines for instructors to help improve their students’ learning experience.
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Combat Focus Shooting Expert Rob Pincus Discusses the Not-So-Picture-Perfect Reality of Self-Defense Against a Knife Attack on the Street

Combat Focus Shooting Expert Rob Pincus Discusses the Not-So-Picture-Perfect Reality of Self-Defense Against a Knife Attack on the Street

Self-defense often doesn’t look like it is, by necessity of the medium, presented in martial arts magazines … but that doesn’t make it any less effective, according to self-defense expert Rob Pincus in this exclusive video.
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Leading Firearms Instructor Louis Awerbuck on Every Fighter’s Final Weapon: The Brain

Leading Firearms Instructor Louis Awerbuck on Every Fighter’s Final Weapon: The Brain

In 2010, the editor of Black Belt encountered top-tier firearms instructor Louis Awerbuck at a Bruce Lee Foundation event. Their conversation led to this insightful article!
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2014 Black Belt Hall of Fame Nominations: Vote Today!

2014 Black Belt Hall of Fame Nominations: Vote Today!

The nominations for the 2014 Black Belt Hall of Fame are now open. Use our convenient online form to submit your selections in a variety of categories, including Man of the Year, Instructor of the Year and many others!
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Hapkido Techniques vs. Front Kicks From Multiple Ranges

Hapkido Techniques vs. Front Kicks From Multiple Ranges

The front kick might just be the most common kick in the world, so not knowing how to counter it leaves you extremely vulnerable. Han Woong Kim helps remedy this problem in these exclusive videos!
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Samurai Training: Toshishiro Obata and the Five Rings of Shinkendo Japanese Swordsmanship

Samurai Training: Toshishiro Obata and the Five Rings of Shinkendo Japanese Swordsmanship

Japanese swordsmanship master Toshishiro Obata founded his art of shinkendo in response to the incompleteness he found in other samurai training. Learn how he set out to develop his own art rather than change those already in existence.
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