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Tag Archives: karate katas

Rebel Isshin-Ryu Karate: Isshin Kempo’s Controversial Kata Concept

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Black Belt featured the fist of isshin kempo founder William S. Russell on its April 1977 cover, along with a two-part feature on his take on the martial arts. Three decades later, we thought readers would appreciate an update on the evolution of the system through the eyes of its current leader, Christopher J. Goedecke.
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Posted in Aikijujutsu, Boxing, General Martial Arts History, Japanese Martial Arts, Japanese Martial Arts History, Karate, Kempo, Traditional Martial Artists, Western Martial Arts History.

Joe Lewis’ Okinawan Karate Roots

Sunday, March 20th, 2011

For 99 percent of the martial artists out there, Joe Lewis needs no introduction. But for the 1 percent who may be new to the arts, here goes. He’s particularly famous for three accomplishments: He earned a black belt in three styles in less than one year, he practically created the sport of kickboxing and
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Posted in Joe Lewis, Karate, Kickboxing.