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How Hurricane Irene Almost Scored a Submission on Black Belt’s Photo Shoot With Two MMA Champions

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Leave it to a hurricane named Irene to nearly scuttle the first-ever joint photo shoot and interview with UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar and Bellator lightweight champ Eddie Alvarez—an event that was months in the making.

Just 24 hours before we were scheduled to snap our first picture, lower Manhattan, where Black Belt’s East Coast photographer
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Posted in General Martial Arts History, Mixed Martial Arts.

Century Martial Arts Founder Mike Dillard on MMA Training and the Traditional Arts

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

Black Belt: Now that MMA has become so popular around the world, do you see the martial arts industry in general heading in that direction?
Mike Dillard: I think both traditional martial arts and MMA will succeed. A guy at a T-shirt company recently told me: “Traditional martial arts are dead. All the karate schools are
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Posted in Mixed Martial Arts, Western Martial Arts History.