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Tag Archives: Spawn

The Kyokushin Karate Roots of Michael Jai White

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

It’s rare to find a movie star who teaches regularly at a karate dojo. Then again, Michael Jai White isn’t your average movie star. He’s the owner of seven black belts. Visit the school where he spends off time in this exclusive video!
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Posted in Kyokushin.

Ikken Hissatsu: the Kendo-Karate Connection

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

If you practice any form of Japanese karate, you need to understand that one of the most significant influences on your martial arts training has been kendo. Virtually all senior Japanese karate instructors in the West have been influenced by it since the 1960s. Sometimes the influences are conscious, other times they’re not. Over the
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Posted in General Martial Arts History, Japanese Martial Arts History, Karate, Kendo.

Gokor Chivichyan: The King of Sport-Sambo Submissions

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

If you don’t know Gokor Chivichyan, you’re not really into grappling.

Disagree all you want, but you can’t dispute the fact that Gokor Chivichyan is the go-to guy for submissions techniques, especially leg locks. He was inducted into the Black Belt Hall of Fame in 1997 as Judo Instructor of the Year, but his curriculum vitae
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Posted in Grappling, Judo, Jujitsu, Sambo, Traditional Martial Artists.