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Martial Arts Have a Prominent But Not Central Role in the Hit Series “Marco Polo”

Martial Arts Have a Prominent But Not Central Role in the Hit Series “Marco Polo”

It should come as no surprise that the new series Marco Polo has good kung fu — it was created by John Fusco, a practitioner of praying mantis, pa kua and tai chi.
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Teenage Girl Forced to Take Self-Defense Class, Results Unexpected

Teenage Girl Forced to Take Self-Defense Class, Results Unexpected

“You can study abroad under one condition: You must take a self-defense course taught by Meredith Gold.” So said the author’s father as she was making plans to attend college in France. This is what she experienced on the mat.
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The True Meaning of Aiki in Aikido and Aikijujutsu, Part 2

The True Meaning of Aiki in Aikido and Aikijujutsu, Part 2

Dr. Nick Hallale concludes his analysis of how the concept of aiki fits into aikido, which is often viewed as a nonviolent martial art, and aikijujutsu, which is regarded as more aggressive.
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The True Meaning of Aiki in Aikido and Aikijujutsu, Part 1

The True Meaning of Aiki in Aikido and Aikijujutsu, Part 1

Aiki is a key component of aikido and aikijujutsu, two martial arts that have very different fighting philosophies. Journey back in time and find out how that came to be.
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Tribute to Darren Shahlavi, Co-Star of the “Kickboxer” Remake, “Ip Man 2″ and “Mortal Kombat: Legacy”

Tribute to Darren Shahlavi, Co-Star of the “Kickboxer” Remake, “Ip Man 2″ and “Mortal Kombat: Legacy”

To celebrate the life of Darren Shahlavi, who passed away on January 14, 2015, Black Belt is posting this article about the actor’s experiences making one of his best-known martial arts films.
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Filipino Martial Artist Showcased in Quirky Film Titled “The Search for Weng Weng”

Filipino Martial Artist Showcased in Quirky Film Titled “The Search for Weng Weng”

Andrew Leavold became obsessed with a Filipino action star named Weng Weng more than 20 years ago. This film is what resulted when he traveled to the Philippines to learn more about the karate and JKD practitioner.
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One of the Most Important Lessons of the Martial Arts Can Be Learned From Sumo

One of the Most Important Lessons of the Martial Arts Can Be Learned From Sumo

You may not have what it takes to be a sumotori, but you can still glean much from this most ancient of Japanese martial arts.
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