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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...

Learning Martial Arts By Video

Knowledge at Your Fingertips: Learning Martial Arts By Video Traditional martial artists frequently scoff at the idea of learning martial arts by video, arguing that you...

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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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TIT for TAT – Training International Transporters for Tactics Against Terrorists

About TIT for TAT Preventing another 9/11 Tragedy Mission: Our perpetual mission is dedicated to exploring and providing the most comprehensive self-defense training tactics for people who...

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No Martial Arts Masters Here, Just Ordinary Men

A Buddhist friend showed me a video featuring some Tibetan yogis. These were people whom she greatly admired (some were her teachers). She saw...
Chris Thomas Pressure Points

Redundancy in Martial Arts Techniques Makes for Success in a Fight

Back in 1997, DKI member and physician Chaz Terry helped set up a small investigatory study of pressure point techniques which was conducted at...

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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.