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Martial Arts in the Olympics: Has Inclusion in the Games Helped or Hurt Judo?

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

Martial artists often think, If only my style could get into the Olympics! Seldom do they consider all the implications. In this story, two judo veterans weigh in on how being in the Games has changed their art.
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Posted in Judo.

The Life and Times of American Martial Arts Pioneer Donn F. Draeger, Part 2

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

After this Marine-turned-martial-arts-researcher delved into the Japanese martial arts and ways, he worked to help people around the world get access to them via instruction and authoritative written material.
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Posted in Western Martial Arts History.

The Life of Keiko Fukuda, Last Surviving Student of Judo Founder Jigoro Kano

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Keiko Fukuda never made the cover of Black Belt. She lived to be 99, but she wasn’t that fierce or imposing. Longtime Black Belt contributing editor Dave Lowry delves into her life story in this fascinating article.
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Posted in Judo.