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June/July 2022 ISSUE OF BLACK BELT
SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST
The conviction of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd brought closure to the most infamous case of police violence in America. Rener Gracie explains how the Gracie Survival Tactics program is offering a solution to the problems encountered when police have to use force.
RUSSIA VS. UKRAINE!
Although the martial arts play a very minor role in the physical and ideological warfare being waged between Russia and Ukraine, it’s worth examining what our community is and isn’t doing in the middle of this tragic conflict.
When you’re at home, your first and best line of defense against almost everything is the building in which you live. When you’re camping this summer, there might be nothing between you and the world except a thin layer of nylon or canvas. Learn to prioritize protection in the great outdoors.
“REALITY IS CRUEL AND UNPREDICTABLE!”
If you ask 100 different martial artists what kind of training is most important, you’ll get 100 different answers. Moni Aizik, however, is certain he knows what matters. He created Commando Krav Maga to address the issue.
A SHORT COURSE ON THE SHORT SWORD
The editor-in-chief of this magazine spent a weekend with Black Belt Hall of Famer Dana Abbott to get started on the way of the wakizashi, the little brother of the Japanese katana.
LAW & ORDER
Ever wonder about how the police managed the samurai in old Japan? Ever wonder about the martial arts tools they used during those encounters? A researcher looked into the matter. These are his findings.