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The History of the Belt Grading and Ranking in Martial Arts

The history of the belt (grading and ranking) in martial arts Grading and ranking in martial arts varies from skill to skill and from style...

Earning A Black Belt

Earning A Black Belt: When earning a Black Belt is the ultimate goal, training often focuses solely on learning technique which can lead to a...

Always Martial Arts Students

GM Williams, Master Gabriel and GM Mantack Promotion to 7th Dan Kenpo Dear Fellow Martial Arts Students, I am very grateful to All About Martial Arts...

Accountability in the Martial Arts

I submitted this article because there has been a disturbance in the force and I feel this is being caused by a lack of...

Women in the Martial Arts

No matter what belt women have around their waist, or what title they hold, they will always be women. This is a powerful statement that might...

Fade to White: Rank and Position in Martial Arts

You might recognize the title of this article as a play on an old theatrical phrase. After the end of a scene or at...

The Rank Side of Rank in Martial Arts

In my very long involvement in the martial arts I have seen many trends come and go. Some were beneficial some less so. Even...

Difference Between a Fighter and a Warrior

Today we face a new era in the Martial Arts with very disturbing trends in MMA circles — modern 'gladiators' calling for the taste...

Martial Arts Instructor Accountability

We all expect martial arts instructor accountability,  but have you noticed that, more often than not, allegations of misconduct, inappropriate sexual behavior, and improper...

Rank in Martial Arts

This past June (2011) I traveled back to Germany with my family after being absent for 23 years. The occasion of our last visit...

Chinese Wushu Duanwei Grading System

Introduction to the Chinese Wushu Duanwei Grading System The Chinese Wushu Duanwei System is a hierarchical system which the Chinese Wushu Association formulated to evaluate...

Martial Arts Honesty and Integrity

With all of that being said I will admonish the up and coming masters and those claiming such rank to exercise honesty and integrity. On...

The Reality of Combat and the Martial Arts

Grandmaster Donald Miskel discusses the reality of combat in the martial arts and the ability to use what we learn in real situations. I am...

Dan Ranking System in the Martial Arts

The Dan Ranking System in the Martial Arts: The dan ranking system is a Japanese mark of level which is used in traditional fine arts...