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Tag Archives: 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.

Black Belt Flashback! Gogen “The Cat” Yamaguchi, Head of Goju Karate

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

Journey back in time to March 1966 when Black Belt profiled a well-known Japanese martial artist and featured him on the cover. Thus was goju karate introduced the American martial arts masses.
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Posted in Karate.

Modern Training With Traditional Okinawan Weapons, Courtesy of Andrea Guarelli and Matayoshi Kobudo

Monday, March 28th, 2016

Curious about Okinawan weaponry? This sixth-degree master of Matayoshi kobudo wrote a book to demystify traditional weapons. Expand your mind now.
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Posted in Martial Arts Weapons.