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Historical European Martial Arts: Separating the ‘bull’ from the facts

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The depiction of European swordplay in popular media is almost never based on real martial practices, as stunt work and stage choreography tends to follow the ‘rule of cool’ more than it relies upon historical sources as a reference point.
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09 Blackmonk: SAMBO, Street Fighting, Punk Rock

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What's it like to have someone actually gouge your eye out AND grab your dudebits in a fight and still win that fight? This guy can tell you! On this episode of The Art of Fighting BS podcast, we have an international SAMBO competitor who goes by the name of "Blackmonk" on the Bullshido forums. He's also the frontman for the band Bullshit Detector, if that ain't just f'n awesome.
Michael "Omega" MacDonald

03 Martial Arts Episode: Omega and Battlefields

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A lot of you have been asking us to do martial arts-related stuff, so we changed things up a bit this time for you. Here's an episode of "The Art of Fighting BS Podcast" featuring a conversation between Michael "Omega" MacDonald and Sam "Battlefields" Fields—both of which you'll recognize from the Bullshido forums.

Are Martial Arts a form of Cultural Appropriation?

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The academic definition of Cultural Appropriation is "the adoption of elements of a minority culture by members of the dominant culture". Last year, a large kerfuffle...

Bare-knuckle Boxing Returns to the United States

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After 130 years, the state of Wyoming has decided to let boxers "knuckle up", under the old school, but arguably safer rules for a...

Old School Karate? Cobra Kai’s Fangs Examined

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The 1984 movie The Karate Kid was a stereotypical coming-of-age story that was once embraced by a generation without question. 2018's Cobra Kai television...

American Top Team Instructor Willy Hardoy Arrested – “Lewd Behavior with Victim Between 12...

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This story is developing and we will provide updates as they emerge. At 9:30 PM EST tonight, Victor Guillermo "Willy" Hardoy, a Brazilian Jiujitsu black...

ATHLETES AT RISK: Time to Hold Abusers and Enablers Accountable

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Final in a 5-part series COMMENTARY by Cathy Chapaty It’s time. It’s long past time for the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) and USA Taekwondo (USAT) to admit...

ATHLETES AT RISK: 7 Tips to Prevent Sexual Abuse, Misconduct

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Fourth in a 5-part series By Cathy Chapaty I’ve made a plethora of mistakes in my martial arts teaching career that horrify me today. Years ago,...