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Winter 2023 Black Belt Highlights
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WARFIGHTING WITH TIM KENNEDY
Tim Kennedy started in the traditional arts, then learned Army combatives before transitioning to MMA. In this exclusive Q&A, he talks about traditional martial arts, mixed martial arts, combatives, civilian self-defense, BJJ and combat jiu-jitsu.
3 PILLARS OF THE VIKINGS
Learn how researchers used force-on-force simulated-combat testing and computer modeling to uncover the fighting method of the Vikings. The components fall into three categories: mindset, empty-hand combat and weaponry.
BKF: THEN AND NOW
The Black Karate Federation is out to promote the greater good through martial arts. Journey back to 1989 to see how its leaders fought to keep kids out of gangs and away from drugs, then get briefed on its current efforts.
PATH TO THE PODIUM
These proven hacks and cheat codes were devised to guide martial artists to victory in competition. Perry William Kelly explains how they worked for him and how they can work for you.
The Japanese practice of shugyo is designed to take your body and mind to the next level. It was a preferred training method of sword-master Miyamoto Musashi, aikido-founder Morihei Ueshiba, kyokushin-founder Mas Oyama and many others.
FIGHT LIKE YOUR GRANDFATHER!
This look into the past reveals how World War II combatives became so effective and why it still has a place in 21st-century self-defense. To begin, we must travel to 1920s Shanghai.