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52 Blocks: Learn "Cover the Bullet" From Professor Mo
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In our June/July 2019 issue, we highlighted Professor Mo, the prominent New York City-based teacher of 52 Blocks, on the cover. It sold so well that we decided to run a follow-up feature in the June/July 2020 issue of Black Belt. In the second story, Professor Mo teaches 7 fighting techniques from the African martial […]

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Learn "Roll the Dice," a Self-Defense Technique From 52 Blocks!
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The best-known 52 Blocks instructor in America is Professor Mo, aka Mahaliel Bethea. He appeared on the cover of our June/July 2019 issue, as well as inside our June/July 2020 issue. In the latter story, the New York City–based instructor teaches seven techniques from 52 Blocks. During the photo shoot, he demonstrated those techniques on […]

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Great Hero From China Aka Martial Arts Master – Wong Fei Hung
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What Robin Hood is to Great Britain, Wong Fei-hung is to China: a folk hero with a reputation of standing up for the poor and downtrodden. However, while Robin Hood is a fictional character, Wong (the family name is first) is a real person. He was born in what is now Guangdong Province in China, […]

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Creed Heavy Bag Gloves from Century Martial Arts – Product Review
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What to Expect from Creed In this case, you can definitely expect good quality whipped crea—er, gloves. Made of genuine leather, Creed Heavy Bag Gloves are built to last. After wearing them for many weeks filled with numerous rounds of heavy bag training, the gloves still feel great! The Creed Heavy Bag Gloves provide a […]

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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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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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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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From the Archives Vol. 18, No. 4, $1.50
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“You ask any athlete,” Mike Stone says. “He will tell you that it is 100-percent your mental attitude. I think people have to get back to knowing themselves.”• Stone then waxes historical: “To be honest, the phase I like the best in karate’s history in this country was about 1968 to 1972. That period, to […]

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Chaffee County woman missing after failing to return from bicycle ride
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A 49-year-old Chaffee County woman has been reported missing after failing to return from a bike ride. At about 5:45 p.m. Sunday, the county’s communications center received a report that Suzanne Morphew, of Maysville, failed to return from a bike ride in the area of County Road 225 and U.S. 50, according to a news […]

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Denver police shoot, kill man fleeing from officers near Empower Field at Mile High
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A Denver police officer shot a suspect Friday night near Empower Field at Mile High after the individual fled a police stop, authorities said. The man, whose identity was not released, was transported to a hospital and on Saturday died from his injuries, police said. Earlier Friday night, police noticed a car driving erratically and attempted […]

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Denver DA charges caretaker with theft of diamond ring from dying coronavirus patient
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Denver District Attorney's Office Elizabeth Daniels, 29 A 29-year-old woman who was working as a temporary caretaker at a senior living facility in Denver faces theft and other charges after she allegedly stole a diamond engagement ring from a woman who was dying from COVID-19. Elizabeth Daniels is charged with theft from an at-risk person, […]

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Aurora man’s arrest springs from disappearance of ex-wife
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An Aurora man has been arrested in connection to a missing person case, that of his ex-wife. Eldred Miller, 73, was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of financial exploitation, theft, identity theft and criminal impersonation, according to police. Aurora police Eldred Miller Related Articles Endangered 2-year-old Loveland boy missing – last seen in Longmont hotel […]

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Missing Colorado man found dead, another rescued alive from Dinosaur National Monument
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A missing Colorado man was found dead and a second man rescued alive inside a remote area of Dinosaur National Monument in Utah on Saturday. The pair of snowmobilers were “inexperienced riders” who previously had been rescued from the same area by the Unitah County Search and Rescue team on Feb. 29, according to the […]

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A hit-and-run, chase and shooting lead to two indictments from Colorado grand jury
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An 18th Judicial District grand jury indicted a federal prison employee for shooting at a suspected hit-and-run driver in the middle of stopped traffic on C-470 in 2019. Marc Simmons, who works for the Federal Bureau of Prisons, faces one count of illegal discharge of a firearm and one count of reckless endangerment, according to […]

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