Black Belt Magazine VOL. 60 NO.5
August/September 2022 Black Belt Highlights
MICHAEL JAI WHITE
The kyokushin karate stylist has been lauded by Joe Lewis and Bill Wallace, among others. He’s the brains behind movies like Black Dynamite and Blood and Bone. Get ready to see a side of the action star you’ve never seen in this exclusive interview.
GROWING TRADITIONAL MARTIAL ARTS IN THE AGE OF MMA
There has been much clamor in the aikido world about a recent study suggesting that practice of the traditional martial art is shrinking in the modern world. Here is one aikidoka’s take on how the MMA takeover can be combated — for his art and for others.
Bruce Lee is known not just for his martial prowess but also for his ideas and philosophies. Perhaps the best-known quotes are “Be like water” and “Absorb what is useful.” Did these words of wisdom originate with Lee, or do they have a deeper history?
DOWN AND OUT!
This tutorial by Burton Richardson is subtitled “Silat Takedowns and the Fast-Finish Strategy.” In it, the Black Belt Hall of Famer teaches six sequences that exemplify the concept of forgoing an easy throw on your way to a fight-ending takedown.
WORLD’S DEADLIEST SELF-DEFENSE ART?
Introducing the Piper Knife Fighting System from South Africa! Created after an in-depth study of the fighting methods of criminals was made, it includes super-effective empty-hand moves, but it’s best-known for its blade fighting.
FIGHTING FOR LONGEVITY
Four old-school martial artists — Ernie Cates, Joe Corley, Kathy Long and Brian Garrett, DC — offer advice for all who plan to train for life. Implementing their tips now could save you pain and suffering down the road.