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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.

Hwa Rang Do Founder Joo Bang Lee on the History of Korean Martial Arts

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Korean martial arts history has never been a simple matter. Many of its twists and turns resulted from the painful Japanese occupation that lasted from 1910 to 1945, but others stemmed from matters as mundane as the Korean-English language barrier. Meanwhile, practitioners and scholars have argued, struggled and fought about the evolution of the various
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Posted in Korean Martial Arts History.