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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.

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

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

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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Posted in Aikido.

Pencak Silat Expert Gets MMA Smackdown, Regroups, Comes Back Even Stronger With His Martial Art!

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

Can exposure to MMA lead to practical updates to a traditional martial art? Can it make a martial artist more capable of defending himself? Burton Richardson says the answer to both questions is yes!
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Posted in Pentjak Silat.