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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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:

Dr. Craig's Martial Arts Movie Lounge

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Eighteen-year-old Anastasija Zolotic became the first American woman to win Olympic gold in taekwondo since the martial art earned full medal status in 2000 when she defeated Tatiana Minina 25-17 in the finals of the 57 kg category Sunday in Japan. Dana Hee, Arlene Limas and Lynnette Love had previously won gold for the U.S. back in 1988 when taekwondo was still considered a demonstration sport. On the men's side, Ulugbek Rashitov of Uzbekistan won the 68 kg class over Britain's Bradly Sinden 35-29.

In judo, host country Japan added to it's gold count as Uta and Hifumi Abe made Olympic history becoming the first siblings to win gold medals on the same day. Uta Abe captured the women's 52 kg division defeating France's Amandine Buchard by pin in overtime. Then Hifumi Abe earned the men's 66 kg gold hitting an osotogari, outside leg reap, for a half-point to defeat Georgia's Vazha Margvelashvili.


In a blood-soaked, action-packed, five-round battle, former bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw returned after a two year suspension for performance enhancing drugs to win a split decision over Cory Sandhagen at UFC on ESPN 27 Saturday in Las Vegas.

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