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Tag Archives: olympic games

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.

Martial Arts in the Olympics: Has Inclusion in the Games Helped or Hurt Taekwondo?

Monday, August 1st, 2016

Three experts — the legendary Hee-Il Cho, the ATA’s G.K. Lee and the 1992 Olympic gold medalist Herb Perez — weigh in on how taekwondo has changed since it joined the largest sporting event in the world.
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Posted in Taekwondo.