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– May 20, 2015
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.
– April 22, 2015
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!
– April 20, 2015
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?
– April 13, 2015
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!
– February 12, 2015
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.
– December 23, 2014
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!
– November 27, 2014
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.
– September 8, 2014
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!
– July 21, 2014
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.
– July 14, 2014