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Tag Archives: black belt hall of fame

Fumio Demura: Karate Master, Kobudo Weapons Expert, Black Belt Hall of Fame Member

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

Here’s a short article on the long career of the shito-ryu karate and kobudo legend, plus details on how you can learn from the master. See lots of historical pix and a few of his old Black Belt covers!
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Posted in Fumio Demura.

Thomas LaPuppet: Remembering a Pioneer of American Karate and Fighter From the Legendary Tong Dojo

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

Thomas LaPuppet had a long and impressive resume: U.S. Marine, New York firefighter, actor, bodyguard for Donald Trump, not to mention shotokan standout, international karate referee, Black Belt Hall of Famer and mentor to thousands of young martial artists.
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Posted in Martial Arts History.

Martial Arts in the Olympics: Have the Games Changed Wrestling? Is There Hope for Pankration?

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Black Belt Hall of Famer Jim Arvanitis weighs in on the subject of pankration and the Olympics, while Black Belt contributing editor Mark Hatmaker looks at the evolution of wrestling and the Games.
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Posted in Pankration.