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Proper Martial Arts Ranks and Titles

Originally in Okinawa there were 15 ranks for Black Belt and these ranks ended with the Gold Belt. Yes, 15! In Japan, as martial...

The Benefits of Martial Arts Training For Children

There are many activities available for children and martial arts training for children can be one of the premium choices. As an extracurricular activity,...

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Rebirth of the Ancient Sport of Sikaran

FILIPINOS, before the arrival of the Spaniards, had their own sports. Notable among these were, Patintero (no word in English) Tago Taguan (hide and...

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AMPD Magazine Video Interviews

AMPD Magazine is a lifestyle magazine that shows the beauty of martial arts with coverage of professional martial arts events, promoters, fighters, coaches, and masters of the arts.

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Katsuoh Yamamoto and Yoshukai Karate

Katsuoh Yamamoto was a 10th degree Black Belt and the Founder of Yoshukai Karate.  He was born on July 10, 1938 and at 12...

The Real Helms From Bloodsport, Jim McCunn, Dies

Today, July 21, 2017, the world has lost Jim McCunn, another shadow warrior whose bravery and contribution to the worlds of intelligence, martial arts,...

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  When you feel like giving up because things are so tough This is for good a friend of mine who is going through a really...

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Information Necessary For Understanding Terrorism The purpose of the Understanding Terrorism is to help us learn as much as possible about Terrorism. If you have...

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The Sub-Arts of Karate: Tuidi-jutsu and Kyusho-jutsu

Tuidi (Grab-Hand) "The Grappling Aspect of Karate" All bodies can be weakened - they all have nerves, vital points, joints, tendons and muscles that will...
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Yin and Yang: The Significance of Gender in Karate Pressure Point Fighting

One day George Dillman called me and said, “Weave been teaching women incorrectly!” Most martial artists will only reluctantly admit when they are wrong;...

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Two hours of interviews and perspectives with yesterday’s and today’s top traditional martial artists, UFC fighters, and Action Martial Arts Stars.

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One of the top martial arts podcasts on the web featuring interviews, featuring practitioners of karate, taekwondo, kung fu, aikido and more.