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Judo Gene LeBell: Bruce Lee Was the Best Martial Artist of His Time

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

You probably know that Gene LeBell and Bruce Lee worked and trained together, but do you know what “Judo” Gene thinks about the “Little Dragon”? For example, how did Lee react to LeBell’s grappling?
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The Bruce Lee Effect: Changing the Martial Arts, Changing the World

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Without a doubt, Bruce Lee is planet Earth’s most famous fighter, but his influence extends far beyond the martial arts. Find out how extensive — and long-lived — it is.
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Classic Black Belt Article From 1967: Russia Prepares to Export Sambo (Part 1)

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

Written by Black Belt’s Japan correspondent, this article was one of the first to introduce the Russian grappling art to Americans. Learn about its origins—and find out what happened when a team of Russian sambo stylists battled a bunch of Japanese judoka!
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