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Tag Archives: kata

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.

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.

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.