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Children and the Art of the Sword

When we think about swords and the martial arts involving swords, we seldom think of children.  It seems that the cutting blade and young...

About Karate Styles

When people hear the term “martial art” they generally think of Karate. One of the most popular martial arts, Karate had its roots in...

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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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Why Now is the Perfect Time for Martial Arts With Instructor Colleges and Business Boot Camps scheduled all over the country, I am doing a...

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Duvdevan: Israel’s Most Elite Counter Terrorist Unit

Duvdevan, a SF (Special Forces) group within the IDF (Israeli Defense Forces) is considered the most elite CT (counter terrorist) unit in Israel. Formed...

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Pressure Points in Shotokan Karate

Pressure Points in Shotokan Karate from Shotokan Karate Magazine, July, 2004 - There is a well known photo of Gichin Funakoshi in his 80’s performing...

No Such Thing as Pressure Points

What No Pressure Points? I realize this is controversial, it will upset some, it will anger others, but that should not prevent it from being...

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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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Whistlekick Martial Arts Radio

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