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

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

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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Posted in Aikijujutsu.

Haruo Matsuoka on Steven Seagal and Aikido’s History in America

Monday, November 24th, 2014

Black Belt contributing editor Dr. Mark Cheng explores the history of modern aikido relative to the martial paths of the respected Haruo Matsuoka and his former sensei, action star Steven Seagal.
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Posted in Aikido, General Martial Arts History, Japanese Martial Arts History, Martial Art Movies, Steven Seagal Movies, Traditional Martial Artists.

Combat Hapkido’s John Pellegrini on Women’s Self-Defense, MMA and Military Training

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

To help us learn more about traditional training in a modern world, our friend GK Zachary from sat down with combat-hapkido founder John Pellegrini.

Pellegrini’s been inducted in more than 20 martial arts halls of fame and has been on the cover of 17 self-defense magazines, including our own. Why? Because he’s the perfect ambassador
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Posted in Close Quarters Combat, Combat Hapkido, Combatives, Hapkido, Law Enforcement Training, Mixed Martial Arts, Modern Martial Arts, Self Defense for Women.