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Sneak Preview of the October-November 2014 Issue of Black Belt Magazine, Featuring Michael Jai White on the Cover!

October-November 2014 issue of Black Belt magazine featuring kyokushin karate black belt and martial arts movie actor MIchael Jai White.The October/November 2014 issue of Black Belt is scheduled to hit newsstand and bookstore shelves — as well as our third-party digital-issue providers — on September 23, 2014.

Well … that’s three weeks away!

Why wait that long when you can get a sneak peek of the issue’s contents right here?

Why wait that long when you can get a sneak peek of the issue’s contents right here?

From our cover story with martial artist and actor — and now the Black Belt Hall of Fame’s 2014 Man of the Year — Michael Jai White (Watch him in action at his dojo in Burbank, CA!) …

… to a firsthand look at Filipino martial arts …

… and from an account of hapkido legend Bong Soo Han’s final years …

… to an analysis of two karate interpretations …

… this is an issue chock-full of traditional martial arts techniques, history, commentary and hard-hitting tips for improving your self-defense arsenal and your martial arts training overall!

COVER STORY

MICHAEL JAI WHITE
Once you read the kyokushin karate stylist’s views on martial arts, movies and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, you’ll know why he was selected as Black Belt’s 2014 Man of the Year.


Editor’s Note: And in case you didn’t know it, Michael Jai White has had a long relationship with Black Belt magazine. He was featured on the cover of the February 2002 issue as well as offered comments on the influence of Black Belt on his martial arts journey for a retrospective video called “Black Belt Memories.” Watch two videos from the Black Belt archives featuring Michael Jai White below:

MARTIAL ARTS HISTORY VIDEO
Black Belt Memories: Martial Artists and Industry Luminaries Reflect on the History and Influence of Black Belt Magazine


BEHIND-THE-SCENES VIDEO
Michael Jai White Photo Shoot at Black Belt


FEATURES

KARATE-JUTSU VS. KARATE-DO
What do shotokan founder Gichin Funakoshi’s writings say about the two interpretations of karate? Read this comparison to learn more about the version you practice — and maybe the version you should be practicing.

BONG SOO HAN’S FINAL YEARS
This account, penned by a martial artist who spent 13 years training and teaching with the hapkido legend, reveals how the grandmaster labored to spread his art to the world until the very end.


Get the inside story on the genesis of a martial arts cult classic!
Billy Jack Flashback: How Tom Laughlin and Hapkido Techniques Master
Bong Soo Han Made a Martial Arts Cult Classic


INDOMITABLE SPIRIT
These two martial arts champions suffered potentially career-ending injuries, then battled their way back to the top. Let their stories inspire you.

KILL OR BE KILLED?
If you’re into reality-based training and your workouts are all focused on lethal force, you should familiarize yourself with the reality of violent crime — before you get in trouble with the law.

DOCE PARES ESKRIMA
Want to know why this Filipino fighting formula is regarded as one of the best in the world? A Black Belt contributing editor went hands-on with Dionisio “Diony” Cañete to find out.

SECRETS OF THE NINJA REVEALED!
Prepare to be educated! With help from Sho Kosugi, this article — titled “10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Shadow Warriors” — will enable you to impress all your martial arts friends with your newfound knowledge.


Explore the basic understandings at the foundation of ninjutsu
with this FREE download!
Ninjutsu Training: A System for Fighting and Living


COLUMNS

Well, we can’t give it all away, now can we?

To read the latest installments of your favorite columns, pick up the October/November 2014 issue of Black Belt at newsstands and bookstores or digitally through our third-party digital-issue providers on September 23, 2014.

Until then, be sure to visit and follow:

Black Belt Magazine on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Pinterest: Connect With Martial Arts Masters, Writers, Experts, Videos and News Everywhere!

While BlackBeltMag.com is certainly the central hub of Black Belt magazine’s online presence, don’t forget that the world’s leading martial arts magazine is plugged into the world’s largest social media and video outlets: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube! If you haven’t found Black Belt magazine on these online communities yet, this easy guide is your chance to get connected!

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Features:

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Dozens of mini e-books on a wide spectrum of
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Black Belt Magazine’s Exclusive Free Guides Collection — Series 1
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Number of followers: 9,000 and climbing!
Features:

  • Multiple bite-size updates daily from the Black Belt staff
  • Direct access to some of Black Belt’s best writers and martial arts masters
  • Latest tidbits regarding who’s visiting Black Belt and why they’re here
  • Curated news and information that you can’t find because you’re busy working while we’re here keeping our thumb on the pulse of the martial arts industry
  • Links to the newest important stories and videos at BlackBeltMag.com, as well as links to the freshest shares at our Facebook page
  • Why Black Belt magazine on Twitter matters: It offers a forum for anonymously calling out the World’s Most Dangerous Man, Tim Kennedy, without getting beaten down — to the best of our knowledge, of course:

Black Belt magazine on Twitter allows for martial artists to network or talk B.S.


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New Martial Arts E-Books by George Kirby, Dr. AnnMaria De Mars and James Pedro Sr., Jim Wagner, Avi Nardia and Others Available Now!

The following martial arts books by George Kirby, Dr. AnnMaria De Mars and James Pedro Sr., Jim Wagner, Antonio Graceffo, Avi Nardia and Albert Timen (with John Machado) and titles featuring other martial arts experts such as Michael Janich, Tony Blauer, Mike Lee Kanarek, Richard Ryan, Kelly McCann, Ari Kandel, Dan Inosanto, Tim Tackett, Bob Bremer and Dr. Jerry Beasley are available for purchase as downloadable martial arts e-books for your iPad, Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble Nook!

To purchase each of these martial arts e-books as presented for each e-reader format, simply click on the format that matches your mobile reading device and download your new martial arts e-books from your vendor of choice!

Kama: Karate Weapon of Self-Defense e-book by Fumio DemuraKAMA: KARATE WEAPON OF SELF-DEFENSE — DIGITAL EDITION WITH BONUS CONTENT
by Fumio Demura
Available for the first time in 20 years in any format, this new digital version of Kama is a must-have for all karate weapons enthusiasts. Bonus content includes four Black Belt magazine interviews with Fumio Demura, master of ancient self-defense weapons and one of the most highly respected and influential karateka in the world today.
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Winning on the Ground e-book featuring Ronda Rousey and Kayla HarrisonWINNING ON THE GROUND: TRAINING AND TECHNIQUES FOR JUDO AND MMA FIGHTERS
by Dr. AnnMaria De Mars and James Pedro Sr.
Overcome any opponent — even from a position that may seem hopeless! Renowned judo coaches Dr. AnnMaria De Mars and James Pedro Sr. explain (while Ronda Rousey and Kayla Harrison demonstrate) six mat-work secrets, one dozen lightning-fast submissions, how to do the perfect armbar and half nelson, and much more!
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Jujitsu Figure-4 Locks by George Kirby
JUJITSU FIGURE-4 LOCKS: SUBMISSION HOLDS OF THE GENTLE ART

by George Kirby
George Kirby continues his four-decade journey of documenting the evolution of jujitsu techniques for readers of all skill levels, this time focusing on the essential principles of jujitsu’s most effective technique: the figure-4 lock and its variations.
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by Avi Nardia and Albert Timen (with John Machado)
Upgrade your toolbox of personal combat skills with Israel’s kapap techniques. It includes 350-plus color photos, original kapap fighting theories, position/movement principles for real-life conflict applications, how to train for multiple-defensive responses, reality-based combat conditioning knife drills, striking tactics and more!
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Advanced Jujitsu by George Kirby ebook coverADVANCED JUJITSU: THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE GENTLE ART
by George Kirby
Learn the advanced concepts that will grant you deeper access to the inner workings of jujitsu. Learn how kata connect the mind and body, how meditation enhances physical performance, how to use balance for tactical advantage and how “less is more” can lead to success in all areas of life!
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GET YOUR FREE GEORGE KIRBY JUJITSU GUIDE — Basic Jujitsu Techniques: 4 Budoshin Moves to Improve Your Jujitsu Weapons Training


Jujitsu: Basic Techniques of the Gentle Art - Expanded Edition by George Kirby ebook coverJUJITSU: BASIC TECHNIQUES OF THE GENTLE ART — EXPANDED EDITION
by George Kirby
This expanded edition of the original book that launched Kirby’s five-volume jujitsu series will help advanced practitioners and new grapplers quickly put basic jujitsu techniques into motion! This book is thoroughly updated and cross-referenced with new scoring sheets and much more!
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Warrior Odyssey by Antonio Graceffo ebook coverWARRIOR ODYSSEY: THE TRAVELS OF A MARTIAL ARTIST THROUGH ASIA
by Antonio Graceffo
See where culture, communication and martial arts meet during Antonio Graceffo’s decadelong travels through nine countries. Learn the almost-extinct art of bokator in Cambodia. Cross into rebel camps in Burma. Absorb disciplines of ancient wisdom in Taiwan. This is a true international martial arts adventure!
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GET YOUR FREE GUIDE TO ASIAN MARTIAL ARTS SECRETS — Crack the Heian Shodan: The Heian Kata Foundation of Shotokan Kata


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by Jim Wagner
Learn how to protect the people you love the most when it matters most in this e-book EXCLUSIVE! The book includes knife-survival tactics, hostile-subject takedowns and reality-based training in multiple environments. It also includes empty-hand combat techniques used by special-operations teams and how to handle terrorist shootings, bank robberies and more!
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GET YOUR FREE GUIDE TO LANDING EVERY STRIKE IN A STREET FIGHT!
How to Win a Street Fight: Four Self-Defense Moves
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The Ultimate Guide to Jeet Kune Do by editors of Black Belt ebook coverTHE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO JEET KUNE DO
by the Editors of Black Belt
Compiled from the Black Belt archives, these profiles of — and essays by — jeet kune do’s most successful students and instructors (including Dan Inosanto, Tim Tackett, Bob Bremer, Jerry Beasley and others) reveal the key concepts and martial art techniques that define the “way of the intercepting fist.”
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GET YOUR FREE GUIDE TO BRUCE LEE’S PHILOSOPHY — Bruce Lee Quotes: 10 Jeet Kune Do Masters Examine Bruce Lee’s Philosophy


Ultimate Guide to Reality-Based Self Defense ebook coverTHE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO REALITY-BASED SELF-DEFENSE
by the Editors of Black Belt
Kelly McCann, Ari Kandel, Michael Janich, Tony Blauer, Mike Lee Kanarek, Richard Ryan and others analyze a wide spectrum of violent situations, delve…

Black Belt Magazine Digital Subscriptions Available for Multiple Devices (Including iPad) Through Four Sources!

Digital subscriptions to Black Belt are now available through FOUR FIVE sources! You can now buy single issues of Black Belt or set up subscriptions for your Amazon Kindle Fire, your Barnes & Noble NOOK, your Android phone/tablet through Google Play and your home computer (both Mac and PC as well as the iPad*) through the Zinio digital newsstand. JUST ANNOUNCED! Black Belt is now also available for the iPad through iTunes!

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Black Belt digital issues now available on iPad through iTunes!

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Cung Le, Joe Lewis, Avi Nardia, Cynthia Rothrock, Karen Sheperd, Bas Rutten and More in December 2012 Issue of Black Belt!

Black Belt is closing its 2012 lineup with a hard-hitting issue featuring martial arts legends, martial arts movies, martial arts techniques and martial arts history! In this exclusive sneak preview of the December 2012 issue — in subscribers’ hands October 16 and hitting newsstands October 23 — we’ll give you a look at what’s coming and how our article selections fit into the martial arts scene at large.

Learn how to download digital issues of Black Belt!

Our cover story for the December 2012 issue of Black Belt is an exclusive interview with none other than sanda champ and 2007 Black Belt Hall of Fame Kung Fu Artist of the Year Cung Le.

Cung Le’s budding movie career finds him appearing in the upcoming Quentin Tarantino film The Man With the Iron Fists — an homage to the classic martial arts movies of the famed Hong Kong-based Shaw Brothers Studios.

Cover for December 2012 issue of martial arts magazine Black Belt featuring Cung Le. Cung Le’s exclusive Q&A cover story — “Life Begins at 40: Fighting and Filming With the Chinese Martial Arts Legend Cung Le” — delves into topics such as the following:

  • turning 40 in what’s typically considered a young person’s sport
  • how age can be an advantage over younger opponents
  • Cung Le’s traditional martial arts history
  • how traditional martial arts can benefit athletes in other sports — including MMA
  • Cung Le’s future goals in the UFC
  • how Cung Le got the role in Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming The Man With the Iron Fists

MARTIAL ARTS MOVIE TRAILER
Quentin Tarantino Homage to Classic Martial Arts Movies, The Man With the Iron Fists


Download your FREE guide to Bruce Lee’s martial arts movies!
Our Bruce Lee Movies List: Little-Known Trivia From Bruce Lee’s Pictures


FEATURE STORIES

KNOCKOUT PUNCH
Bouncer/boxer/kenpo black-belt James Bennett addresses the facts and fallacies that surround the act of putting fist to face. (Too bad moviemakers won’t be paying attention.)

WING CHUN AND JEET KUNE DO
Word to the wise: Don’t neglect the Chinese street-fighting style of wing chun kung fu in your study of Bruce Lee’s self-defense art.


Download your FREE report on wing chun essentials:
10 Wing Chun Kung Fu Training Principles Any Martial Artist Can Use!


MARTIAL ARTS CRUSHES
Remember all those warrior women you watched as a kid? You’ll love this update from Dr. Craid D. Reid — author of The Ultimate Guide to Martial Arts Movies of the 1970s: 500+ Films Loaded With Action, Weapons and Warriors — which checks in on Diana Rigg, Graciela Casillas, Cynthia Rothrock, Karen Sheperd and Cheryl Wheeler.

MEET JON FOO
Dr. Craig Reid profiles Jon Foo, the star of Bangkok Revenge, who began his martial arts training in London before moving to Hong Kong to work with the Jackie Chan stunt team and Yuen Woo-ping.

JON FOO MARTIAL ARTS MOVIE TRAILER
Jon Foo Stars in New Martial Arts Movie, Bangkok Revenge

LINES OF ATTACK
Kapap instructor Avi Nardia — co-author of the martial arts multimedia book/DVD collection Kapap Combat Concepts: Martial Arts of the Israeli Special Forces — elaborates on linear attacks, circular attacks and triangle attacks, explaining the role they play in sparring and self-defense.

DEPARTMENTS

VERSUS
Ever drive into a busy intersection and find yourself turning down your car stereo? Mark Hatmaker tells you why that happens and how it affects your martial arts training.

FIGHTBOOK
The current UFC heavyweight champion is Junior dos Santos. Michael J. Plott gives you the story behind the Brazilian fighting phenom and why he’s one to watch.

MIL-SPEC
Forget punching, kicking and grappling! Kelly McCann explains why positioning just might be the most important part of fighting.

DESTINATIONS
In this ongoing account of his efforts to learn MMA in Asia, a burned-out Antonio Graceffo — author of Warrior Odyssey: The Travels of a Martial Artist Through Asia — begins to get his groove back at the K-1 Fight Factory in Cambodia.

FUEL
Should you approach eating the same way you approach your self-defense training? Black Belt Hall of Fame member, self-defense instructor and holistic nutrition coach Meredith Gold (and author of our recent Free Guide Self-Defense Moves for Women: How to Fight Someone Bigger Than You By Exploiting Vital Targets) thinks so!

KARATE WAY
Dave Lowry — author of Bokken: Art of the Japanese Sword — outlines a simple method for using a shinai and a tennis ball to test your ability to block punches. Warning: You may be surprised at how you perform.

FAR EAST
The martial arts world lost a legendary fighter on August 31, 2012, when full-contact pioneer and instructor extraordinaire Joe Lewis passed away.

WAY OF THE WARRIOR
The question has been asked ever since the arts made their way to America: Should you learn the language when studying an Asian martial art? Keith Vargo responds.

FIT TO FIGHT
The great Steve “Nasty” Anderson …

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