Emma Carr

Celebrating Women's History Month for Empower Tactical is a daily snapshot into every day working towards equality and respect for women all around the world.
Emma Carr alongside Sifu Damien Chaurémootoo, practices Martial Arts and fitness training to help prevent assaults, build awareness, improve fitness, nurture self confidence, empower women.

Emma's Workout from Empower Tactical

This video is a call out to all women who may sit by the side, encouraging others, their children, their partners and forget that they too matter, that they too have an opportunity to learn a new skill at any point in their life. Whether you were a junior athlete, are a mother or come from a completely sedentary background, Emma Carr, an ICU nurse and mother of three nurtures and supports women to make a change, to prioritize their Heath and safety and does this through martial arts and her many Empower Tactical Programs.
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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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Dr. Craig's Martial Arts Movie Lounge

For knowledgeable aficionados, who understand the nuances of MMA combat and can go beyond emotional subjectivity, the three most anticipated MMA rematches in history might be Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz 2, Randy Couture vs. Chuck Liddell 2, and Liddell vs. Tito Ortiz 2. In 2002, I interviewed Liddell, Couture and Ortiz on the set of Cradle 2 the Grave (2003) when the three were at peace with each other (picture below). Yet little did each fighter know that one of the biggest MMA fights in history had occurred in 1962, at an early-unsanctioned pre-Shooto event in Japan, KK vs. GZ 1.

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Once upon a time, there was a Zen master who--er, stop me if you've heard this one before.

This grey-haired-yet-never-grouchy man offered wise words to those who came seeking him, regardless of who they were. One day, a scholar came to him for counsel, however it became painfully obvious that the visiting scholar wasn't truly ready to receive advice. He would interrupt the master with his own stories and failed to properly listen when he did give a chance to speak.

Not cool.

Rather than losing his temper, the master suggested they sit down and have tea.

The master gave his guest a teacup and began to pour. And pour. And pour even still. He kept pouring the hot tea until it completely filled the scholar's cup and, even then, continued to pour into the overflowing cup.

Aghast at the spilling hot tea, the scholar leapt up and cried "Stop! The cup is full!"

"Yes," The master said calmly with a knowing smile. "You are like this cup--so full of ideas that nothing more will fit in. Come back when your cup is empty."

Mic drop. There is a powerful lesson to be found in that story and it is about much more than customer service.

In Zen Buddhism, there is the belief--one that is often adopted by Japanese martial arts--that the beginner has one of the most powerful mentalities.

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