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To Wash Or Not To Wash Your Belt

True or false? The darker the belt, the more training and experience you had. If you washed your belt, your knowledge and spirit would be...

How The Masters Obtained Their Ranks

Throughout the course of our karatedo training, we take for granted the grading system that awards our belt ranking and titles. Sometimes this system...

The Grandmaster Phenomenon

In this article I want to examine the grandmaster phenomenon that has become an epidemic in the western world of martial arts. As always when...

Resolution Group International Training and Judo: Self Development for the Martial...

I attended the very first Resolution Group International conflict resolution course back in September 2010. Being the first group to be trained in the...

Transparency in Martial Arts

Recently something was brought to my attention that concerns me. The claims of several very recognizable martial artists are being put to question. Apparently...

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

When earning a Black Belt is the ultimate goal, training often focuses solely on learning technique which can lead to a variety of unintended...

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...