Martial Arts

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Fight 2 Win is back in Dallas this weekend for the fourth straight weekend of fights. This weekend IBJJF Hall of Famer and four time ADCC Champion Gabi Garcia takes on Team USA wrestler Kendall Reusing. This NoGi Women’s heavyweight event is guaranteed to put on a great show. View this post on Instagram @f2wbjj […]

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From the Archives Vol. 18, No. 3, $1.50
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• H.C. Hwang extolls the virtues of the pyong ahn (peaceful confidence) form of tang soo do: “People learn to control their pyong ahn. They don’t lose their tempers. Also, you learn to move with pyong ahn, you learn how it feels. Sometimes when you move with one leg, you lose your balance. But when […]

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Navigating the Maze That Is the Japanese Language
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The word empi presents a good example. Many Black Belt readers will be familiar with it because it was Gichin Funakoshi’s name for a karate kata originally — and, in Okinawan dojo, still — called wanshu. That original name referred to an expatriate Chinese martial artist who taught in the Tomari region of Okinawa. Funakoshi […]

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Learn the "Dirty Bird" Self-Defense Technique From 52 Blocks!
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By now, you’ve probably heard all about 52 Blocks — especially because we featured the martial art and its most visible proponent Professor Mo, aka Mahaliel Bethea, on the cover of our magazine last year. Just in case you haven’t, know that 52 Blocks is a self-defense system that was spread in American prisons but […]

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Your essential protein cookie
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Munk Pack Protein cookies are a perfect on-the-go or post-workout snack that helps keep you full, provides nutrients you need, and also lets you enjoy a sweet treat without feeling the guilt Life get’s busy as a martial artist and sometimes its hard to get all the important nutrients our body needs for optimal health. […]

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The four vital tools to train warriors
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The next time we met, the officer told me, “This drill changed my life.” It enabled him to control his mind and the stress during missions, be more focused, and function much better. Imagine, after over 15 years in the unit, a simple breathing exercise changed his life. Another example of the value of breathing […]

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How to Access and Unleash Your Inner Lioness
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In the wild, the most dangerous thing you can stumble upon is a mother protecting her young. The lioness can be more terrifying even than the larger male lion. This is because her ferocity is driven by her protective instincts and love for her cubs, whereas male lions usually fight for dominance or territory (in […]

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Use your students to work on your weaknesses
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This can happen for any number of reasons: students can move away, change their work schedules, start a family, etc., and just like that, you find that you’re the highest-ranked student, or sole instructor, in your gym or dojo. This doesn’t have to be a bad thing. In fact, if you take advantage of it, […]

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Different types of martial art blocks
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The purpose of this writing is to possibly open some minds to the possibilities of going outside the box and considering alternatives to the basics. Blocking is taught as a way of protecting oneself from harm. Truly, we don’t “block” anything, as a non-martial artist would think of it. What we call “blocking” is more […]

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The best multi use weights for small spaces!
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Looking at Dumbbell, Kettlebells or Weighted bar? How about an all in one that won’t just save you some good amount of money but also space? Look no further, we bring you the GRIPBELL! Let’s face it, when we do want to work on some strength building, we don’t want to go around shopping for […]

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African
 warriors fighting championship
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It’s well-documented that martial arts and combat sports have existed in Africa for millennia. Perhaps the most famous evidence of this facet of human history are the 4,000-year-old tomb paintings of wrestlers and other martial artists at an Egyptian site called Beni Hasan. Although not as popular as the Asian arts, the fighting systems of […]

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Fight 2 Win 141
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Rafeal Lovato Jr.Fight 2 Win has been capitalizing on the return of competition as the sport of grappling comes out of the COVID-19 lockdown. CEO Seth Daniels has lined up back to back events the last three weekends making up for lost time on previously cancelled events. The promotion is showing promising leadership as this […]

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AWARE!
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Start With the Right Philosophy! All martial arts are good, Master Wong says. However, people often believe otherwise because they see moves that are done differently from what they’re used to in their style and they seem ineffective.”People want to learn, and when they don’t understand, they start to slag each other off,” he says. […]

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From Influence to Innovation – Personal Blog
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As the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has increasingly restricted international travel, I have developed a new appreciation for the ability to travel abroad. Just a few short months ago I traveled to the Irish Open with Team Paul Mitchell Karate to host a seminar and compete at the event. I’ve personally been teaching […]

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