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Who Promoted Convicted Sex Criminal Paul Saucido to Black Belt?

The black belt is a symbol of mastery. Should it be a symbol of character too? In 2009, at a party, Paul Saucido sexually assaulted a woman who was passed out in a bathroom. He then followed her home and

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Manny Pacquiao’s Wife Murdered By Fake News

The Philippines have been at the center of a lot of controversy involving violence and crime lately, with opinions divided on the tactics of far-right President Rodrigo Duterte in his efforts to combat the drug trade. And while crime of all

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What’s Wrong With Aikido?

Aside from Magic Pants™ and ineffective joint manipulations, that is? Staff writer Holy Moment breaks it down in a new video for the new year.  In his words, “an individual fighter is forged by his training, which in turn is

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Steven Seagal is now a Russian

[Op-Ed by SubMessenger] According to a recent BBC report, American actor, director, musician, and martial artist Steven Seagal has been awarded Russian citizenship by his friend, and President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin. Russia has stolen our military secrets,

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Kali Tudo™ – Adapting Stick Fighting Techniques for the Ring

By: Marc “Crafty Dog” Denny A subset of this article appeared in the September, 2005 edition of Black Belt Magazine.  It is republished, here, at his request and with his permission Kali Tudo 5.1   I. Those motivated principally by

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Five Hard Truths About Martial Arts you don’t want to believe…

Do you overestimate your fighting ability? This forum post by Plasma lays out the uncomfortable reality of your situation. The question is, will you pay attention and improve, or will you prefer to live in denial and continue to suck?

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