More Words of Wisdom and Inspiration From Martial Arts Masters

These timeless quotes from Black Belt mag are guaranteed to enhance your understanding of and desire to practice martial arts!

For all who love the martial arts but prefer to consume the written word in bite-size chunks, the Black Belt staff has collected the following!


More from ^Professor Mo^ of 52 Blocks:

“We always teach that when you stay on the ground, you have to assume that your opponent has another person with him. That other person can be a wife who's about to stab you or a guy who's about to hit you with a chair. In ground fighting, we try to finish quick. Once we stabilize the person, we look around. We're always looking for who the next attacker might be. That's why a good 52 Blocks guy likes to 'play the wall.' When your back is against the wall, nobody can hit you from behind."

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Read more about Aaron Banks in Black Belt mag here and here.

More from Black Belt Hall of Famer/jeet kune do master Richard Bustillo:

“From Bruce's beliefs regarding established styles, I learned to train with an open mind. Essentially, he allowed me to be free from being closed into one particular style."

Read more about the Southern Shaolin Temple in Black Belt mag here:

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4

Get Silat for the Street by Burton Richardson here.

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Read more from Black Belt Hall of Famer Steve DeMasco in Black Belt mag here.

Order Steve DeMasco's Shaolin kung fu book from the Black Belt Store.

Read more from sword master Russell McCartney in Black Belt mag here.

Read more from MMA star/Black Belt Hall of Famer Tim Kennedy in Black Belt mag here:

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The UFC returned to American network television for the first time in more than two years Saturday on ABC while former featherweight champion Max Holloway returned to his winning ways following two straight losses, earning a unanimous decision over Calvin Kattar in Abu Dhabi. Holloway showed he still has plenty left as a fighter dominating Kattar from the opening bell of the main event with a mix of punches and low kicks.

It appeared as if the former champion might stop his opponent in the fourth round landing a series of vicious body blows followed by hard elbows to the head as a bloodied Kattar sagged against the fence. But Kattar somehow survived managing to keep himself upright through the fifth stanza as well, only to lose a lopsided decision. After dropping his title to Alexander Volkanovski and then losing a controversial rematch, Holloway may have put himself in position for one more crack at the championship following Saturday's impressive performance.

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ONE Championship kicked off their 2021 campaign in Singapore on Friday, January 22, with ONE: Unbreakable.

The six-bout card featured five finishes including in the main event as Capitan Petchyindee Academy ousted Alaverdi Ramazanov for the ONE Bantamweight Kickboxing World Championship.

See how all of the action went down in The Lion City with this recap of ONE: Unbreakable.

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Fighters need to have an optimal amount of flexibility to kick, punch, takedown their opponent and even to escape submission holds. Your body has to be able to move through ranges of motion effectively, and that requires your muscles to stretch and contract functionally. In order to create flexibility, you have to wrap your mind around that it is more than just stretching a muscle.

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