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Tag Archives: karate dojo

Thomas LaPuppet: Remembering a Pioneer of American Karate and Fighter From the Legendary Tong Dojo

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

Thomas LaPuppet had a long and impressive resume: U.S. Marine, New York firefighter, actor, bodyguard for Donald Trump, not to mention shotokan standout, international karate referee, Black Belt Hall of Famer and mentor to thousands of young martial artists.
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Posted in Martial Arts History.

Dave Lowry: How Karate Sensei Can Avoid Mixed Messages in the Dojo

Monday, August 25th, 2014

When it comes to children, martial arts instructors should be as careful about the example they set as they are about the techniques they teach, according to the longtime Black Belt magazine columnist.
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Posted in Karate.

New Full-Contact Karate DVDs by Kenji Yamaki Will Feature Advanced Sparring Techniques and Hard-Core Martial Arts Conditioning

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

You may have seen karate master Kenji Yamaki in the 1989 Dolph Lundgren film The Punisher, in which he portrayed a Yakuza member. You may have seen him on the cover of the May 2011 issue of Black Belt. You may have seen him teaching students at his Yamaki Karate dojo in Torrance, California. Or
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Posted in Karate Videos.