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Tag Archives: hwa rang

Michael D. Echanis: Catalyst for Combative Change

Monday, January 16th, 2012

My first exposure to the work of Michael D. Echanis was in a copy of Soldier of Fortune that my martial arts instructor gave me back in 1977. Frustrated with the impractical knife-defense tactics of the art I was studying, I had approached him to ask for a new, more realistic direction in my training.
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Posted in Self-Defense Experts.

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 AdultMartialArtist.com 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.

Dr. Mark Cheng’s Top 10 Martial Arts for Self-Defense

Monday, August 8th, 2011

Almost every day at Black Belt, we’re asked the same question: “What’s the best martial art for self-defense?” To find out the answer, we asked Dr. Mark Cheng, an expert in Chinese medicine and martial arts.

“I chose the following arts because of my personal experience with them,” Dr. Mark Cheng says. “While I’m sure there
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Posted in Escrima, Hwa Rang Do, Jeet Kune Do, Martial Arts Basics, Muay Thai, Savate, Wing Chun.