Black Belt Magazine VOL. 61 NO.0
December 2022/January 2023 Black Belt Highlights
THE BRUCE LEE UNIVERSE
In an exclusive interview, Shannon Lee talks about her recent book Be Water, My Friend, the new exhibit honoring her father at the Wing Luke Museum, the Bruce Lee Podcast, the fate of the Warrior TV series and more!
HOW KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR DISCOVERED JKD
Most Bruce Lee fans know that the basketball legend co-starred in Game of Death. Few, however, know that he trained in jeet kune do and aikido and was good friends with Lee. Get the inside story from the founder of Black Belt.
IS JEET KUNE DO AN ENDANGERED SPECIES?
Bruce Lee is almost universally cited as the best martial artist ever, so why isn’t jeet kune do more popular? A veteran instructor offers his views on the threats to the future of the art.
Foot sweeps can put your opponent down and out, no matter how physically superior he or she may be. If sweeps are not part of your martial art, read this to review the basics and start using gravity to your advantage.
FAREWELL, GENE LEBELL
On August 9, 2022, the martial arts community lost a grappling legend and Hollywood lost a stunt icon. Join us as we pay tribute to the life and times of “The Toughest Man Alive.”
EFFICIENCY IN MOTION
Why learn just one Filipino martial arts weapon when you can learn three? Let Black Belt Hall of Famer Apolo Ladra explain to you how iKali teaches stick, knife and empty-hand defense with the same basic movements.
THE RISE OF ATA NATION
Discover how the world’s most popular martial art spawned the world’s largest martial arts organization. The American Taekwondo Association put three of its VIPs in contact with us to discuss the past, present and future of the ATA.