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Just like royalty has dynastic families that rule over nations, martial arts have dynasties that rule over the world of combat. So here's a list of our top five family dynasties in martial arts...
5. The Machado Family<img lazy-loadable="true" src="https://blackbeltmag.com/media-library/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yNDQzOTE0OS9vcmlnaW4uanBnIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTYyODM4Mjg1MH0.8-cPS5utHP1zXLaxarCb58hAevMPOIH5WV1snCtkUrI/image.jpg?width=980" id="23837" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="153ce548b5ccd1addb8cd9760332d791" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" alt="Machado Jiu Jitsu" />
jiujitsustyle.com<p>While often considered just an extension of the Gracie family, the Machado's do not actually descend from the Gracies, though they are cousins to the sprawling Brazilian clan and did originally learn their jiu-jitsu from them. But they've since branched off making their own important mark in the martial arts world. The family of five brothers - Carlos, Roger, Rigan, Jean Jacques and John have garnered a plethora of national and international championships between them.</p>
4. The Canete Family<img lazy-loadable="true" src="https://blackbeltmag.com/media-library/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yNDQzOTE1Mi9vcmlnaW4uanBnIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTY1OTM5NTMzN30.IrEn2ZmKzo_b1raGGW6Qvw1UVFahm6dI6gKhkmojR_g/image.jpg?width=1245&coordinates=0%2C29%2C0%2C635&height=700" id="003ae" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="680a4d3a1f666d665d20ff18ed85a064" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" alt="canete escrima kali" />
3. The Chen Family<img lazy-loadable="true" src="https://blackbeltmag.com/media-library/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yNDQzOTE2My9vcmlnaW4uanBnIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTY1MTQ3NTExMn0.cNigrpKYyR1rLLYHUdi6Oo0ntHV6RMkUZ9SXwc4-u5M/image.jpg?width=1245&coordinates=65%2C-1%2C61%2C1&height=700" id="aaf92" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="dad32eddcc2be8de860573ff084b0b73" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" alt="Chen Wangting Tai Chi" />
2. The Gracie Family<img lazy-loadable="true" src="https://blackbeltmag.com/media-library/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yNDQzOTE2NS9vcmlnaW4ucG5nIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTY1NzIzMzk2OX0.URLXiJEq3PgM5Dhq50gl2p1t1wiRlg223w_HU4i8YE8/image.png?width=1245&coordinates=0%2C0%2C0%2C0&height=700" id="43a0a" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="e123071299471446861f73d518b125ec" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" alt="Gracie Family Jiu Jitsu" />
1. The Yagyu Family<img lazy-loadable="true" src="https://blackbeltmag.com/media-library/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yNDQzOTE2OC9vcmlnaW4ucG5nIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTYzOTc2NjQ5NX0.Dvv23kQ2MajQ4CxbQbHxy8HhkJcCYmeIHfvOcmOIa5k/image.png?width=1245&coordinates=0%2C73%2C0%2C310&height=700" id="d636a" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="54e4cf8971de793468ddcdbb35cdf719" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" alt="Yagyu Munetoshi" />
Bruce Lee's secret to self-mastery can be found hidden in the following quote, "I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times." Discipline, dedication and repetition over time are the keys to mastery. To get results like Bruce Lee we need to train like Bruce Lee.
In December 1979, I found myself meeting with a film director named Ding Shan-xi. He had thick-rimmed glasses, combed-back hair and a stature that commanded respect. We were at an abandoned American military base in Taipei for my first audition for a kung fu film.
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Turn the clock back nearly two decades to 2003 and enjoy this bo performance by Ross Levine.
This is the eighth installment of a series that features old school sport karate videos to keep the history of the sport alive. Most sport karate fans know Ross Levine for his accomplishments as a point fighter. His illustrious career as a fighter has elevated his status to that of the all-time greats and he is revered for his fight IQ, deadly defensive side kick, and loyalty to those who helped him achieve such a level. Even if you aren't familiar with sport karate, you may know Levine from his budding full-contact career with Glory Kickboxing. He is undefeated as a professional kickboxer who scored Glory's 2019 Knockout of the Year with a spectacular head kick.