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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!

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.

Ancient Korean Swords and Sword Arts (Part 2)

Get up close with kumdo and haedong kumdo — as well as kuk sool won — in this photo-filled conclusion to Black Belt’s look at South Korea’s sword arts.

Ancient Korean Swords and Sword Arts (Part 1)

Whether you’re a martial artist with plans to visit South Korea or just a history aficionado, this two-part post will help you help you understand the China/Korea/Japan connection. Photos galore!

The Martial Arts of Transporter: The Series — The Good and the Bad

The Transporter, starring Jason Statham, has spawned a TV show that features Chris Vance. Do the fights in the series match the fights in the Luc Besson films?

8 Steps That Will Guide You to Mastery of the Samurai Sword

No article can magically make you a master of the samurai sword, but the tips outlined here, from iaido instructor Minobu Miki, will put you on the martial path to that destination!

New Film Profiles a Man Who’s Died by the Samurai Sword at Least 50,000 Times

The first installment of Black Belt’s new entertainment blog focuses on Uzumasa Limelight, a samurai film about a man who’s reportedly been slashed and stabbed to death 50,000 times.

How to Carve a Thanksgiving Turkey With a Samurai Sword

Are you getting adventurous today and thinking of carving the Thanksgiving turkey with a samurai sword? Let’s hope the turkey’s tender as can be this Thanksgiving so you don’t bend your blade cutting through it!

Samurai Training Philosophy: Be Thorough in the Disciplined Practice of Martial Arts

In this exclusive e-book excerpt from Budoshoshinshu: The Warrior’s Primer of Daidoji Yuzan, the teacher and military philosopher advocates the often-overlooked benefits of curiosity, discipline and commitment.

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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