In this exclusive look at Enter the Dragon -- Bruce Lee's blockbuster martial arts action masterpiece -- go behind the scenes to learn how the film was made! Includes rare photos of Bruce Lee, John Saxon, Jim Kelly and other stars from the film.

Go behind the scenes of Bruce Lee’s final martial arts film, Enter the Dragon, in this exclusive FREE download from BlackBeltMag.com! Bruce Lee’s final martial arts movie was the first Chinese martial arts film to be undertaken by a major Hollywood studio. In this exclusive look back at Fred Weintraub’s production of this blockbuster martial arts action masterpiece, learn how the film was made, how the production team corralled hundreds of Chinese-speaking extras and what obstacles nearly stopped the film in its tracks! PLUS, see rare photos of Bruce Lee, John Saxon, Jim Kelly and other stars from the film. In this new FREE Guide from BlackBeltMag.com — Bruce Lee Movies: The Making of Enter the Dragon — get the inside scoop on the following:


  • how Bruce Lee handled hot-shot extras who challenged him
  • how actors (including Bruce Lee!) were injured during filming despite extensive precautions
  • how shooting Enter the Dragon in Asia allowed the crew to create an air of authenticity
  • how producer Fred Weintraub’s vision shaped the production of Bruce Lee’s final film
  • how Enter the Dragon was seen as a major cultural happening in the early 1970s martial arts scene
  • how the cameramen had to adjust their equipment to capture Bruce Lee’s speed on film
… and MUCH MORE!

Black Belt Magazine has a storied history that dates back all the way to 1961, making 2021 the 60th Anniversary of the world's leading magazine of martial arts. To celebrate six decades of legendary martial arts coverage, take a trip down memory lane by scrolling through some of the most influential covers ever published. From the creators of martial art styles, to karate tournament heroes, to superstars on the silver screen, and everything in between, the iconic covers of Black Belt Magazine act as a time capsule for so many important moments and figures in martial arts history. Keep reading to view the full list of these classic issues.

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Portugal's Jorge Fonseca showed an explosive brand of judo in claiming his second straight 100 kg gold medal at the World Judo Championships, Friday. Fonseca scored a half point on a throw in the finals against Serbia's Aleksandar Kukolj, then came back to score a full ippon a minute later with an inside trip. Kukolj entered the day needing to make it all the way to the finals to qualify for the Olympics. Though he had to settle for the silver medal here, he at least punched his ticket to the upcoming Tokyo Games.

In the women's half of the tournament, Germany's Anna-Maria Wagner needed to go to overtime to defeat defending champion Madeleine Malonga of France for the 78 kg title, scoring with an inside leg reap to claim the championship.


Within 24 hours of the cancellation of the 2021 U.S. Capitol Classics, the 2021 Compete International Martial Arts Championship has also been canceled. The world class tournament is promoted by Mohamad and Amanda Jahanvash in Ontario, California and was the last NASKA event to take place before the COVID-19 pandemic in February of 2020. The promoters released the following statement to announce the cancellation on Thursday:

We regret to announce that we will not be holding Compete this year. Due to Covid restrictions we had to make the decision that in order to provide the highest quality experience for our competitors, officials and families, we will not hold Compete World Martial Arts Championships in 2021. Compete will be February 25, 26 & 27, 2022 at Ontario Convention Center and we hope to see you there. Thank you all for your support.

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