BLACK BELT MAG & @COMBATGOTV PRESENT #FIGHTBACK

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. Many credit his influence as one of the major factors in popularizing non-traditional forms. He is best known for the 540 Kick and Hawkeye Kick moves.

Ho joined Black Belt Magazine for FightBack, a large-scale live digital training event featuring some of the best martial artists in the world today. This training session was especially great for one demographic in particular: parents! If you need to help your children train, or want a great way to help them burn off excess energy, make sure you watch for tips and drills for youth martial arts training!

How will you perform at the moment of truth?

What's going to happen to you physically and emotionally in a real fight where you could be injured or killed? Will you defend yourself immediately, hesitate during the first few critical seconds of the fight, or will you be so paralyzed with fear that you won't be able to move at all? The answer is - you won't know until you can say, "Been there, done that." However, there is a way to train for that fearful day.

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This week I've asked Robert Borisch to give me a birds eye view on his marketing strategy.

Robert is the head sensei and owner of Tri-City Judo a well-established commercial judo school in Kennewick, Washington. I am very impressed with his highly successful business. Unlike BJJ, TKD, karate, and krav maga, in judo we tend to teach in community centers, YMCA's, and other not for profit outlets. So when I find a for profit judo model that is growing by leaps and bounds, it intrigues me. Below are Robert's raw and uncensored comments spoken like a true commercial martial arts school entrepreneur / owner.

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The man who apparently launched a racist verbal attack on U.S. women's kata champion Sakura Kokumai earlier this month in a California park has been arrested following a physical assault on an elderly Korean-American couple in the same park Sunday. Michael Vivona is accused of punching a 79-year-old man and his 80-year-old wife without provocation.

Mynewsla.com reported that a group of people playing basketball in Grijalva Park at the time of the assault recognized Vivona from his previous harassment of Kokumai and surrounded him until a nearby police officer arrived to make an arrest. The incident with Kokumai, who is slated to represent the United States in this summer's Tokyo Olympics, gained widespread notice after she posted a video of it on social media in an effort to increase awareness about the growing threat of anti-Asian racism.