Brothers Simon and Phillip Rhee joined Black Belt Magazine for a live seminar to raise funds for Red Cross' fight against COVID-19! This live training session featured not one but both martial arts legends, demonstrating techniques and new skills for everyone to learn during quarantine.

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.

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.

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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Japan continued its dominance of judo at the Olympics Wednesday as Chizuru Arai added yet another gold medal to the host country's haul defeating Austria's Michaela Polleres to capture the women's 70 kg class at Tokyo's esteemed Nippon Budokan arena. After choking Madina Taimazova unconscious to win a 16 minute, overtime marathon contest in the semifinals, Arai hit a foot sweep for a half point in regulation time to beat Polleres in the finals and take the gold.

On the men's side, Georgia's Lasha Bekauri returned from a shoulder injury at last month's world championships winning the 90 kg title by scoring a half point throw on Germany's Eduard Trippel in the finals.

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You can be as prepared as ever and still not get the results you had wanted or expected. You can put your heart into every training session, just to lose. The truth is when you step onto the mat the numerical results are out of your control. Sometimes, as mentioned, you can train harder than you ever have, hit a "near perfect" form and still lose. Ironically other times, you can run a form that you didn't think was your strongest with a few slight missteps and still win. Part of having a competitor IQ means that you can assess yourself and your performances realistically and make the proper changes, if any, (but there always are) moving forward to the next tournament. I'm going to share my evaluation process between tournaments down below:

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