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Tag Archives: karate

Black Belt Flashback! Gogen “The Cat” Yamaguchi, Head of Goju-Ryu 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-ryu karate introduced the American martial arts masses.
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Posted in Karate.

A Lesson in Pain Management! What Karate Stylists Can Learn From Aikido Stylists

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Grappling arts produce a kind of pain response that can catch strikers by surprise. The best way to prepare your body for the shock is to feel the joint locks of aikido. Repeatedly.
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Posted in Aikido.

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.