Black Belt Magazine VOL. 61 NO. 4
SUMMER 2023 BLACK BELT HIGHLIGHTS
KILLER CHARACTER ACTOR
When Scott Adkins isn’t headlining his own action movies — like Boyka: Undisputed — he’s stealing scenes in blockbusters such as John Wick: Chapter 4 and Ip Man 4: The Finale. Meet the man behind the martial arts moves!
The clinching lessons taught in the ancient Greek martial art of pankration are still relevant — and effective! Black Belt Hall of Famer Jim Arvanitis gives you a private lesson that can apply in the ring and on the street.
INQUIRING MINDS WANT TO KNOW!
Nine martial arts masters answer the training and teaching questions we all have wondered about on subjects that range from prepping for movies and running a school to dealing with the internet generation and balancing budo with business.
PHYSIOLOGY OF THE LIVER SHOT
Experienced strikers know that a well-placed liver shot can be as effective as a knockout blow to the head. Most martial artists, however, are not aware of the events that create this devastating effect. That’s why this article was written.
BITING IN FIGHTING
Sink your teeth into the most misunderstood technique in the martial arts with guidance from the author and sage advice from the likes of Burton Richardson, Harinder Singh and Tony Blauer.
HEMISPHERIC BLADE DEFENSE
Does “easy to learn, easy to do” make the perfect self-defense system for use against a knife attack? This instructor thinks so, but you’ll want to try it for yourself and then decide.