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Tag Archives: martial art

World BJJ Champion Rafael Ellwanger Pioneered Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu’s Growth in the South

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

After sampling a variety of martial arts, Rafael Ellwanger found his calling in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Find out how he went from BJJ student to champion to gym owner to federation founder.
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Posted in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Martial Arts in the Olympics: Have the Games Changed Wrestling? Is There Hope for Pankration?

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Black Belt Hall of Famer Jim Arvanitis weighs in on the subject of pankration and the Olympics, while Black Belt contributing editor Mark Hatmaker looks at the evolution of wrestling and the Games.
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Posted in Pankration.

Karate in the Olympics: It’s Official! Get Ready for the 2020 Games in Tokyo

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Some people are upset whenever art becomes sport on a scale as grand as the Olympics. Others are pleased. In the case of karate, Black Belt Hall of Famer Tokey Hill is among those who are happy. Here’s why.
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Posted in Karate.