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Tag Archives: about karate

Shito-Ryu Karate Trailblazer: Fumio Demura

Monday, August 11th, 2014

This exclusive article from the Black Belt magazine archive details the story of a karate legend’s martial journey!
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Posted in Fumio Demura, Japanese Martial Arts.

Top 10 Karate Concepts Every Martial Artist Should Know

Friday, November 18th, 2011

For many practitioners, one of the most challenging components of karate training is learning the nuances of the terms used in the dojo. Any instructor can offer a one-word definition of each Japanese word, and that can certainly lessen the complexity of what’s being taught. But often a quickie translation isn’t enough to convey the
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Posted in Japanese Martial Arts, Japanese Martial Arts History, Karate.

Rebel Isshin-Ryu Karate: Isshin Kempo’s Controversial Kata Concept

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Black Belt featured the fist of isshin kempo founder William S. Russell on its April 1977 cover, along with a two-part feature on his take on the martial arts. Three decades later, we thought readers would appreciate an update on the evolution of the system through the eyes of its current leader, Christopher J. Goedecke.
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Posted in Aikijujutsu, Boxing, General Martial Arts History, Japanese Martial Arts, Japanese Martial Arts History, Karate, Kempo, Traditional Martial Artists, Western Martial Arts History.