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!

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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