Black Belt Magazine Presents: FightBack!

Join us live on Facebook to Benefit COVID-19 First Respondents. This virtual martial arts raining event features the worlds biggest names in martial arts coming together to support one another during this time of crisis.

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Join Black Belt Magazine and Combat Go as we present Fight Back: A Virtual Martial Arts Training Event Benefiting Covid First Respondents. In Partnership with Bellator MMA and Century Martial Arts we bring you 5 straight days of seminars and interviews from the world's biggest names in martial arts. This LIVE event will benefit first respondents of the Covid-19 pandemic through our partnership with American Red Cross. Please help us in uniting the martial arts community as one to support those putting their lives on the line to help others.
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Fight Back making headlines across the world as martial artist unite to stand behind the COVID-19 first respondents. This week long event has made an impact in countries like the Philippines, Germany, Brazil, United Kingdom, and the United States where legends of the arts have deep roots.


Ellis Island Honors Society to Join Fight Back, A Martial Arts Event and COVID-19 Fundraiser

Ellis Island Honors Society to Join Fight Back, A Martial Arts Event and COVID-19 Fundraiser
NEW YORK, May 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ellis Island Honors Society (EIHS) announces their involvement in a COVID-19 fundraiser benefitting medical staff and hospitals which are hit hardest by

- Mike Chat is an actor and stuntman known as the blue Power Ranger, represents a new wave of Kung Fu, with over 14 years of experience, combining Okinawan Shorei-Ryu as a 4th Degree Black Belt, Tae Kwon Do, Chinese Wushu, Kickboxing, yoga, ballet, dance and acrobatics.

- George Chung is an actor, film director and TV show producer who is a member of the Black Belt Hall of Fame and 5-time World Karate Champion and now is the CEO and Co-Founder of JungoTV.

- John Chung is a member of the Black Belt Hall of Fame, ranked number one in the world since 1981 holding World Champion titles in both forms and fighting.

- Scott Coker is the founder and former CEO of MMA promotion Strikeforce and the current president of Bellator MMA, he is a former movie stuntman and Taekwondoin.

- Steven Ho is an actor, action director, stuntman and stunt coordinator best known for his choreography in Mortal Kombat, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the Walking Dead and was one of the first martial arts tricksters in open competitions in the NASKA circuit.

- Dan Inosanto, best known as the training partner of Bruce Lee, is the authority in Jeet Kune Do and Filipino Martial Arts including Eskrima and Pencak Silat and holds numerous Black Belts in various martial arts including Asian, American & Brazilian disciplines such as Muay Thai, Pentjak Silat & Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

- Kathy Long dominated women's kickboxing in the 1980's as a five-time World Kickboxing Champion and MMA fighter and briefly fought as a professional boxer; she holds an 8th Dan Black Belt in Kung Fu San Soo and 1st Dan Black Belt in Aikido.

- Rob McCullough is a retired American Muay Thai kickboxer and professional mixed martial artist and has formerly competed for the WEC, Bellator, DREAM, the World Fighting Alliance, the Palace Fighting Championship, and King of the Cage.

- Alain Moussi is an actor, stuntman and 6th Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, best known as the lead role for the reboot movie series Kickboxer, a role that was originated by Jean-Claude Van Damme.

- Ernie Reyes Sr., known as one of the greatest martial arts masters of all time, is also an actor and fight choreographer and co-founder and head instructor of West Coast World Martial Arts, where he has been teaching for more than 35 years.

- Phillip Rhee is a master martial artist holding a 6th Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do, a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Hap Ki Do, a 1st Degree Black Belt in Kendo, and is an actor and filmmaker best known for creating the "Best of the Best" film franchise.

- Simon Rhee is a world-class martial artist, stunt performer, a 7th Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do, a 4th Degree Black Belt in Hap Ki Do, and a many-time Grand Champion of the tournament circuit.

- Cynthia Rothrock is an actress and pioneered the way for female martial artists holding an 8th Degree Black Belt in Tang Soo Do, Black Belt in Taekwondo, Black Belt in Karate, Black Belt in Eagle Claw, Black Belt in Wu Shu, Black Belt in Northern Shaolin, and Black Belt in Pai Lum Tao Kung Fu.

- Mike Swain is a U.S. Judo Olympian and World Champion becoming the first male judoka from the United States to win a World Championship since its inception; he also won Silver at both the 1985 and 1989 World Championships, as well as Gold in the 1987 Pan American Games.

- Bill Wallace, known as "Superfoot", was the PKA Middleweight Champion kickboxer for nearly six years and won 23 consecutive professional fights between 1974 and 1980, and is a 10th Dan Black Belt in Soke.

- Billy Blanks, a 7th Degree Black Belt, is best known for creating Tae Bo which is a combination of Taekwondo and Boxing to take martial arts into the mainstream fitness world.

Master Ken Live

Master Ken is an actor, comedian, creator of the webshow "Enter the Dojo" as well as a martial artist with various backgrounds including Kenpo.

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Eyal Yanislov Live

Eyal Yanilov travels the world to conduct courses as an Israeli Krav Maga instructor and Chief Instructor of Krav Maga Global who holds the highest level in Krav Maga with Master 3.

Apolo Ladra Live

Apolo Ladra has over 40 years of training specializing in Kali with an ATA 6th Degree Black Belt, 7th Degree WTF Black Belt, and the rank of Master at the Ernie Reyes West Coast Tae Kwon Do Association.

Pat Mac Live

Pat McNamara (Mac) has 22 years of Special Operations experience, 13 of which were in 1st SFOD-D with extensive experience in hostile fire/combat zones in the Middle East, and Eastern Europe.

John Hackleman Live

John Hackleman is a 44 year veteran of martial arts, a North American Champion, Pacific heavyweight Champion, coach of the UFC's most dominant fighters and is ranked #5 fighter in the world.

Harinder Singh Live

Harinder Singh is a teacher of military, special forces, Secret Service, SWAT, and over 150 law enforcement agencies across the globe. He is a master instructor of Jeet Kune Do, Tai Chi, Wing Chun, Escrima and holds a Brown Belt in BJJ.

Paulo Rubio Live

Paulo Rubio works to inspire the marital and tactical arts community for 10 plus years with his media production, specifically his interviews and exploration by experts in the field.

Jared Wihongi Live

Jared Wihongi has over 20 years experience as a SWAT Operator and over 34 years in various martial arts from around the world including the advanced rank of Tuhon in the Filipino combat art of Pekiti-Tirsia Kali.

Burton Richardson Live

Burton Richardson is a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, instructor in Jun Fan JKD and Filipino martial arts under Guro Dan Inosanto, instructor in the JKD Grappling Association and Thai Boxing, and has worked as a stunt choreographer and actor.

Tim Kennedy Live

Tim Kennedy currently serves in the United States Army, a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and is a retired mixed martial artist who fought in the UFC, Strikeforce, WEC, ShoMMA, HDNet FIghts and IFL.

Stanislov Horuna Live

Stanislav Horuna is a World Games Champion, World and European championship medalist, and a Ukrainian karateka competing in the kumite 75 kg division.

Michael Jai White & Richard Norton Live

Michael Jai White is an actor/director and world class martial artist. Having received the rank of Black Belt in numerous styles and trained under many legendary instructors Michael's acting career has exploded. He has been featured in films such as Spawn, The Dark Night, and many other award winning films.

Richard Norton attained a 9th Degree in Zen Do Kai and is know as an action film star, stuntman, fight choreographer and martial arts trainer.

Royce Gracie Combat Show Live

Master Royce Gracie is a UFC Hall of Fame recipient and founder of the Gracie Self Defense Systems. Royce is known for his incredible impact on the world of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and the martial arts as a whole.

Dr. Craig's Martial Arts Movie Lounge

When The Fast and the Furious (2001) sped into the psyche's of illegal street racing enthusiasts, with a penchant for danger and the psychotic insanity of arrant automotive adventure, the brusque bearish, quasi-hero rebel, Dominic "Dom" Toretto was caustic yet salvationally portrayed with the power of a train using a Vin Diesel engine.

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Serbia's Milica Mandic won her second career gold medal in Olympic taekwondo Tuesday defeating South Korea's Lee Dabin 10-7 in the women's +67 kg category. Mandic had previously won gold at the 2012 London Games. For South Korea, this was the first Olympics in which they failed to win at least one gold medal in their native sport of taekwondo. In men's action, Vladislav Larin, representing the Russian Olympic Committee, defeated North Macedonia's Dejan Georgievski 15-9 to win the men's +80 kg division.

In judo Takanori Nagase won host country Japan's fifth judo gold defeating Mongolia's Saeid Mollaei hitting a tai otoshi (body drop) throw in overtime. On the women's side, Clarisse Agbegnenou of France faced off against Slovenia's Tina Trstenjak who defeated her in the 2016 Olympic finals. This time Agbegnenou got her revenge claiming the gold in the 63 kg class with a kouchi gari, inside trip, in overtime.


ONE Championship middleweight contender Leandro Ataides will be back in action on Friday, July 30, at ONE: Battleground.

Standing across the Circle will be Aung La N Sang, who he will meet in a pivotal clash to see who can make their case for a rematch against ONE Middleweight and Light Heavyweight World Champion Reinier De Ridder.

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