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Tag Archives: japanese martial arts

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.

History and Techniques of Matayoshi Kobudo: Andrea Guarelli Discusses the Rare Okinawan Martial Art

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

Veteran martial artist Andrea Guarelli, an eighth-degree black belt, provides a detailed overview of Matayoshi kobudo, a rare Okinawan martial art that focuses on traditional weaponry.
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Posted in Martial Arts Weapons.

The Life and Times of American Martial Arts Pioneer Donn F. Draeger, Part 1

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

Learn how this iconic martial arts researcher was introduced to judo, jujutsu, kendo, iaido and other budo and bujutsu — and how he immersed himself in each discipline.
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Posted in Western Martial Arts History.