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  1. Bruce Lee Quotes on Philosophy: An Excerpt From the NEW Bruce Lee Biography and Your Guide to Four More Bruce Lee Books

    Bruce Lee Quotes on Philosophy: An Excerpt From the NEW Bruce Lee Biography and Your Guide to Four More Bruce Lee Books

    BlackBeltMag.com proudly presents a FREE SNEAK PREVIEW of the NEW Bruce Lee biography Bruce Lee: The Evolution of a Martial Artist. This FREE e-book features Bruce Lee quotes from interviews and official documents archived by Bruce Lee Enterprises. Spanning a variety of topics such as Lee’s sense of life purpose, his thoughts on self-knowledge and personal expression, the intersection of Eastern philosophy and Western thinking, and the responsibility of a teacher, this FREE e-book from jeet kune do historian Tommy Gong offers his astute contextual analysis and weaves a complex portrait of what Lee’s daughter, Shannon Lee, calls “a man in process.”

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  2. Michael D. Echanis: The Life and Times of the Army Ranger Training Expert and Hwa Rang Do Ambassador

    Michael D. Echanis: The Life and Times of the Army Ranger Training Expert and Hwa Rang Do Ambassador

    In this FREE e-book, edged-weapons specialist and 2010 Black Belt Hall of Fame Weapons Instructor of the Year Michael Janich explores the relationship between the martial arts and military combat through the lens of Michael D. Echanis’ storied career — a career now considered by those in the know as the catalyst for dynamic changes in military-combatives training during the late 1970s, which forever changed the U.S. military’s approach to close-quarters combat.

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  3. Joe Lewis: How the Bruce Lee Training Method Made Him — and Can Make YOU — a Better Fighter

    Joe Lewis: How the Bruce Lee Training Method Made Him — and Can Make YOU — a Better Fighter

    Joe Lewis recalls his glory days training with Bruce Lee and competing on the circuit in this FREE download! What secrets about human movement and combat theory were revealed? Find out in Joe Lewis: How the Bruce Lee Training Method Made Him — and Can Make YOU — a Better Fighter. Topics include the value of interaction drills, precise body positioning, the necessity of adaptation and the concept of relaxed explosiveness. This FREE download includes Joe Lewis’ demonstration of four techniques he learned and adapted from the jeet kune do master!

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  4. Billy Jack Flashback: How Tom Laughlin and Hapkido Techniques Master Bong Soo Han Made a Martial Arts Cult Classic

    Billy Jack Flashback: How Tom Laughlin and Hapkido Techniques Master Bong Soo Han Made a Martial Arts Cult Classic

    Get inside the black-and-blue realism of the 1970s cult classic Billy Jack in this EXCLUSIVE FREE download from BlackBeltMag.com! Presented in its entirety from the March 1972 issue of Black Belt magazine, this time capsule looks at one of the most exciting — and yet realistic — depictions of hapkido in a motion picture. Featuring vintage pictures of actor Tom Laughlin and hapkido techniques master Bong Soo Han, Billy Jack Flashback is an essential addition to your hapkido and martial arts movie library.

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  5. Karate Sensei: Should They Be Respected or Feared by Students?

    Karate Sensei: Should They Be Respected or Feared by Students?

    One of the main reasons parents enroll their children in the martial arts is for the respect that is taught and learned. In this new FREE e-book download, martial arts and self-defense instruction experts such as Rorion Gracie, Tony Blauer, Max Laredo and psychiatrist Dr. Jacques Bradwejn are interviewed regarding the symbolic importance of wearing a black belt, the Japanese concept of giri, constructive use of authority and how fear is a natural instinct that instructors can help students channel constructively.

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  6. From MMA to CQC: Tim Kennedy on Army Combatives, MACP, SOCP, Combat Fitness and the Future of Close-Quarters Combat

    From MMA to CQC: Tim Kennedy on Army Combatives, MACP, SOCP, Combat Fitness and the Future of Close-Quarters Combat

    In this new FREE download, Tim Kennedy — the Black Belt Hall of Fame’s 2011 MMA Fighter of the Year — discusses how he transitioned from being “just a fighter” to fighting in the War on Terror during deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan, how he became an elite sniper, and what role Modern Army Combatives (MACP) and the Special Operations Combatives Program (SOCP) play in the training of Special Forces personnel. Additionally, this CQC expert demonstrates two Army combatives self-defense techniques in full military gear!

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  7. Escrima Sticks 101: Julius Melegrito’s Practical Primer on the Fighting Arts of the Philippines

    Escrima Sticks 101: Julius Melegrito’s Practical Primer on the Fighting Arts of the Philippines

    Stick-fighting expert Julius Melegrito is the creator of both the Philippine Combatives System and the Philippine Martial Arts Alliance, an international organization devoted to the self-defense systems of his homeland. In this new FREE download, the Black Belt Hall of Fame’s 2011 Weapons Instructor of the Year explains and demonstrates key concepts from arts commonly referred to as escrima, kali or arnis,providing a strong foundation for your own Filipino martial arts training!

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  8. History of Karate: Inside Mas Oyama’s Hard-Core Kyokushin Karate Conditioning Program

    History of Karate: Inside Mas Oyama’s Hard-Core Kyokushin Karate Conditioning Program

    Go back in time and learn how the legendary Mas Oyama periodically took a group of elite kyokushin karate students to the great outdoors to experience (and endure) a type of training that was rarely practiced outside Japan. Through archival photos and firsthand accounts, you will understand how this icon’s brutal endurance training shaped not only his physique but also that of his students and followers as they braved intense physical adversity to find their core inner strength.

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  9. Miyamoto Musashi: Samurai Weapons Legend, Creator of Niten Ichi-Ryu and Author of The Book of Five Rings

    Miyamoto Musashi: Samurai Weapons Legend, Creator of Niten Ichi-Ryu and Author of The Book of Five Rings

    Samurai weapons master Miyamoto Musashi created the two-sword fighting style niten ichi-ryu and wrote Go Rin No Sho (The Book of Five Rings). Many don’t know, however, that this Japanese weapons icon started out as more of a villain. In this FREE Guide, delve into the genesis of his famous treatise and learn the true life story of this legendary combat strategist and master of Japanese samurai swords.

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  10. 4 Submission Escapes From Jean Jacques Machado

    4 Submission Escapes From Jean Jacques Machado

    Discover easy-to-learn escapes that will save you from match-ending submissions and help you turn the tables on your opponent. In this FREE Guide — 4 Submission Escapes From Jean Jacques Machado — you’ll learn how to reverse the flow of any match to your advantage.

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  11. MACE (USMC): How the Martial Arts Center of Excellence Produces Fierce H2HC Fighters Through MCMAP

    MACE (USMC): How the Martial Arts Center of Excellence Produces Fierce H2HC Fighters Through MCMAP

    As hand-to-hand combat has evolved on the battlefield, so have the self-defense moves and techniques used by the United States Marine Corps (USMC) through programs such as the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP) taught at the program’s headquarters, the Martial Arts Center for Excellence (MACE). In this FREE Guide, you’ll learn how the Marines are using traditional martial arts principles to mold the modern H2HC warriors of tomorrow.

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  12. Samurai Weapons: Sword Master James Williams Shows You How to Start Training With Japanese Samurai Swords

    Samurai Weapons: Sword Master James Williams Shows You How to Start Training With Japanese Samurai Swords

    Do you love samurai movies? Have you always been fascinated with samurai weapons? Do you want to learn but don’t know where to even begin? In this FREE Guide — Samurai Weapons: Sword Master James Williams Shows You How to Start Training With Japanese Samurai Swords — sword master James Williams shares his experience and expert advice based on decades of practice and study in the field of samurai weapons.

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  13. The SPEAR System: Tony Blauer Shows You 6 Self-Defense Moves Based on Real Street Fights

    The SPEAR System: Tony Blauer Shows You 6 Self-Defense Moves Based on Real Street Fights

    The rehearsed self-defense moves you learned in martial arts class are likely doomed to fail in real street fights. Don’t believe us? In this FREE Guide, self-defense expert Tony Blauer explains the difference between self-defense moves based on human instinct and rehearsed martial arts techniques based on learning and muscle memory. Find out how his world-renowned SPEAR System capitalizes on the instinctive “flinch” response to facilitate effective counterattacks in street assaults.

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  14. Ninja Gear: Master Modern Self-Defense Weapons With Ninjutsu Training

    Ninja Gear: Master Modern Self-Defense Weapons With Ninjutsu Training

    Ninjutsu training is more than mere self-defense; it’s a life-changing philosophy that teaches you how to use all the self-defense weapons at your disposal. Discover the secret behind ninjutsu’s seemingly magical techniques by downloading Ninja Gear: Master Modern Self-Defense Weapons With Ninjutsu Training — the perfect launching point for any warrior wishing to master modern self-defense weapons!

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  15. Ronda Rousey: An Exclusive Interview With the Gene LeBell Protégé, Olympic Judo Medalist and MMA Fighter

    Ronda Rousey: An Exclusive Interview With the Gene LeBell Protégé, Olympic Judo Medalist and MMA Fighter

    In Ronda Rousey: An Exclusive Interview With the Gene LeBell Protégé, Olympic Judo Medalist and MMA Fighter, MMA commentator and interviewer Stephen “The Fight Professor” Quadros gets inside the mind of the first and current UFC women’s bantamweight champion. Learn the constructive role of pride in the making of a champion, how top fighters can channel rage for a greater purpose and how athletes cope with anger and fear.

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  16. Face Mash! Kelly McCann’s Essential Self-Defense Moves for Winning Real Street Fights

    Face Mash! Kelly McCann’s Essential Self-Defense Moves for Winning Real Street Fights

    Combatives and self-defense expert Kelly McCann does not train the public directly. Fortunately, you have access to him through this new FREE Guide! Learn not only the hard-core physical self-defense moves but vital security-driven mindset tips you need to protect yourself. Learn how MMA training can factor into real-world combat and how there’s no such thing as dirty fighting when it comes to your survival.

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  17. Jim Kelly: Martial Artist and Co-Star of the Bruce Lee Movie Enter the Dragon — A Vintage Interview

    Jim Kelly: Martial Artist and Co-Star of the Bruce Lee Movie Enter the Dragon — A Vintage Interview

    In Jim Kelly: Martial Artist and Co-Star of the Bruce Lee Movie Enter the Dragon — A Vintage Interview, BlackBeltMag.com presents a digital “retro” reproduction of the 1970s movie star’s cover story in Fighting Stars magazine. This exclusive e-book includes a movie review of the Jim Kelly film Hot Potato, as well as BONUS archival photos of the actor and martial artist on and off the set!

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  18. How Chuck Norris Films Seem to Bend the Course of History

    How Chuck Norris Films Seem to Bend the Course of History

    In this new (and fun!) FREE download from BlackBeltMag.com — How Chuck Norris Films Seem to Bend the Course of History — the legendary Black Belt magazine looks at the film and television work of martial arts icon Chuck Norris with one question in mind: Have Chuck Norris films predicted — and perhaps even reshaped — the unfolding of modern history? You be the judge.

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  19. Bas Rutten’s Mental Strategies for Fight-Winning MMA Techniques and Lifesaving Self-Defense Moves

    Bas Rutten’s Mental Strategies for Fight-Winning MMA Techniques and Lifesaving Self-Defense Moves

    Three-time King of Pancrase titleholder, former No. 5 muay Thai fighter in the world, two-time Ultimate Fighting Championship victor, and second-degree kyokushin and taekwondo black belt Bas Rutten exposes the lessons he’s learned about fighting’s forgotten facet — the mental component — in this new FREE download!

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  20. Alain Cohen: 4 Krav Maga Techniques From the Israeli Military

    Alain Cohen: 4 Krav Maga Techniques From the Israeli Military

    “Don’t carry a weapon; be a weapon,” says self-defense and executive-protection expert Alain Cohen as he shows you four hard-hitting krav maga techniques against armed and unarmed attackers (single and multiple) in this FREE download! Learn the skills that Israel’s elite fighters use and how to incorporate them into your own self-defense training! BONUS: Includes EXCLUSIVE promo code for a limited-time 25% DISCOUNT on selected books and DVDs — including Alain Cohen’s epic six-DVD set!

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  21. Pencak Silat: Techniques and History of the Indonesian Martial Arts

    Pencak Silat: Techniques and History of the Indonesian Martial Arts

    This FREE download presents Black Belt magazine’s first in-depth look at the Indonesian martial arts, presented uncut as it appeared in our June 1965 issue! This rich subject matter is presented through the eyes of two Dutch-Indonesian experts interviewed exclusively for the piece. Topics include a breakdown of the many styles that live under pencak silat’s broad umbrella and an overview of the Indonesian martial arts’ violent genesis.

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  22. Kung Fu TV Series Flashback: Behind the Scenes With David Carradine (“Kwai Chang Caine”)

    Kung Fu TV Series Flashback: Behind the Scenes With David Carradine (“Kwai Chang Caine”)

    Kung Fu was the ultimate highlight of martial arts television in the mid-1970s. The groundbreaking martial arts TV show won two Emmy Awards and made David Carradine a household name thanks to his landmark role as “Kwai Chang Caine.” In this FREE download, BlackBeltMag.com brings you an exclusive flashback to the Kung Fu TV series through an authentic digital presentation of pages straight from the June 1974 issue of Fighting Stars magazine!

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  23. MMA Workouts 101: How to Start an MMA Conditioning Program for More Effective MMA Techniques and Self-Defense Moves

    MMA Workouts 101: How to Start an MMA Conditioning Program for More Effective MMA Techniques and Self-Defense Moves

    Being “fit to fight” isn’t just about watching your waistline. It’s a whole-body concept involving flexibility, cardio conditioning and strength. This FREE Guide will get you started on the road to achieving that ideal as MMA conditioning expert Kevin Kearns helps you streamline everything you’ve heard about strength, cardio and flexibility into a few key points! As a BONUS, this FREE download includes direct access to workout-demo videos and more!

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  24. Our Bruce Lee Movies List: Little-Known Trivia From Bruce Lee’s Pictures

    Our Bruce Lee Movies List: Little-Known Trivia From Bruce Lee’s Pictures

    How much did Bruce Lee earn for his first two starring roles? Which of his co-stars was imprisoned for stabbing his wife? Who choreographed his famous fight scene against Chuck Norris? Impress your friends with the answers to these and other fascinating Bruce Lee trivia questions in this FREE download!

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  25. Stick Combat: Learn Doce Pares Eskrima’s Most Painful Self-Defense Moves

    Stick Combat: Learn Doce Pares Eskrima’s Most Painful Self-Defense Moves

    Get FREE access to police and military-grade baton training as former Army Ranger Christopher Petrilli demonstrates his hybridization of Filipino stick fighting and the throws, locks and chokes of aikido and grappling! “Any part of the body that would be susceptible to pain from pressure is a perfect victim for compressions,” he says. And in this FREE Guide, you’ll learn how to combine the impact capacity of the blunt weapon with its close-quarters combat versatility!

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  26. Bruce Lee Movies: The Making of Enter the Dragon

    Bruce Lee Movies: The Making of Enter the Dragon

    Bruce Lee’s final martial arts movie, Enter the Dragon, was the first Chinese martial arts film to be undertaken by a major Hollywood studio. In this exclusive look back at Fred Weintraub’s production of this blockbuster martial arts action masterpiece, learn how the film was made, how they captured Bruce Lee’s awesome speed on film and what obstacles nearly stopped production in its tracks! The guide includes rare photos of Bruce Lee, John Saxon, Jim Kelly and other stars from the film.

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  27. The MMA Diet: How to Fuel Your Tank for Better Execution of MMA Techniques and Self-Defense Moves

    The MMA Diet: How to Fuel Your Tank for Better Execution of MMA Techniques and Self-Defense Moves

    Having a stronger, better-conditioned body will boost your performance regardless of which martial arts style you practice. In fact, a fit body can make a big difference in a self-defense situation. MMA fighters are among the fittest athletes on the planet, so eat and work out like MMA fighters do to prepare YOUR body for action! In this FREE download, a full-time MMA conditioning and fighting coach gets you started on your path toward peak performance.

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  28. Dan Inosanto on Bruce Lee, Jeet Kune Do Techniques for Grappling and New Directions for JKD Training

    Dan Inosanto on Bruce Lee, Jeet Kune Do Techniques for Grappling and New Directions for JKD Training

    Bruce Lee student Dan Inosanto focuses on the fourth range of combat — grappling — in this in-depth discussion of modern jeet kune do. Learn how it was practiced during Lee’s life and how Inosanto practices it now. This FREE Guide includes four jeet kune do grappling techniques demonstrated by Inosanto!

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  29. 10 Wing Chun Kung Fu Training Principles Any Martial Artist Can Use

    10 Wing Chun Kung Fu Training Principles Any Martial Artist Can Use

    William Cheung disciple Eric Oram shares the ideas that have enhanced his kung fu training and can take you to the next level! Learn how fundamentals such as balance, targeting, mobility and centerline protection form a principle-based approach to effective self-defense moves that can be applied to virtually any martial art!

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  30. Hoplology: Martial Arts Weapons and How Humans Fight

    Hoplology: Martial Arts Weapons and How Humans Fight

    Learn how historical events, culture, geography and military aspirations of surrounding peoples influenced which martial arts weapons sprang from various indigenous cultures as longtime Black Belt columnist Dave Lowry introduces you to hoplology — the science of why people fight and how they fight.

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