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Martial Arts in the Olympics: Has Inclusion in the Games Helped or Hurt Judo?

Martial Arts in the Olympics: Has Inclusion in the Games Helped or Hurt Judo?

Martial artists often think, If only my style could get into the Olympics! Seldom do they consider all the implications. In this story, two judo veterans weigh in on how being in the Games has changed their art.
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Southern Shaolin Temple: Searching for China’s Real Contribution to Karate, Part 1

Southern Shaolin Temple: Searching for China’s Real Contribution to Karate, Part 1

Embark on a search for the southern Shaolin Temple and find out how the self-defense art practiced there went on to influence the development of Okinawan karate.
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Learn the Most Important Martial Arts Lessons Bruce Lee Taught — From His Top Disciples! Part 4

Learn the Most Important Martial Arts Lessons Bruce Lee Taught — From His Top Disciples! Part 4

Four more experts are here to help you get a better grasp of Bruce Lee’s martial message. Lamar M. Davis II, Dr. Jerry Beasley, Matt Thornton and Thomas Cruise sound off on what matters most in JKD.
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Black Belt Flashback! Gogen “The Cat” Yamaguchi, Head of Goju-Ryu Karate

Black Belt Flashback! Gogen “The Cat” Yamaguchi, Head of Goju-Ryu Karate

Journey back in time to March 1966 when Black Belt profiled a well-known Japanese martial artist and featured him on the cover. Thus was goju-ryu karate introduced the American martial arts masses.
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Fight Like Superfoot: What I Learned at a Bill Wallace Seminar

Fight Like Superfoot: What I Learned at a Bill Wallace Seminar

Ever wanted to attend a Bill Wallace fight clinic? Ever wondered what goes on at one? This piece by a martial artist who just hosted Superfoot reveals a talented and dedicated teacher who loves what he does!
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Learn the Most Important Martial Arts Lessons Bruce Lee Taught — From His Top Disciples! Part 3

Learn the Most Important Martial Arts Lessons Bruce Lee Taught — From His Top Disciples! Part 3

This jeet kune do wisdom from four of Bruce Lee’s most famous followers is guaranteed to further your understanding of his fighting art — and yours!
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A Lesson in Pain Management! What Karate Stylists Can Learn From Aikido Stylists

A Lesson in Pain Management! What Karate Stylists Can Learn From Aikido Stylists

Grappling arts produce a kind of pain response that can catch strikers by surprise. The best way to prepare your body for the shock is to feel the joint locks of aikido. Repeatedly.
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