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The 200th issue of Black Belt was dated August 1980. It was 76 pages long and featured 40-year-old Chuck Norris on the cover.

Chuck Norris on cross-training: "The Korean style (tang soo do) was good, but there is a lot more to learn than just that. So I started training with a Japanese stylist, and I got my hand techniques down a lot better. Then I started working a lot with the Chinese systems and learning the mobility of the Chinese systems. Plus I studied judo for five years, and so I started incorporating judo — the sweeping punch — and then I started studying aikido. I was just trying to absorb knowledge."

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Back-to-school season and the holidays are looking a little different this year for martial arts school owners, thanks to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. But there are still many ways to help your school succeed.

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This issue of MASuccess takes a look at some of the most prevalent and pressing issues in our industry today.

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COVID-19 has challenged all industries, but martial arts schools, which involve many people in close contact and often in a small space, have been hid hard. To survive, many school owners have turned to digital platforms like Zoom and Facebook Live to host classes. Being fully optimized in the digital space has made a huge difference in allowing schools to succeed. Software programs like Spark are also helping pull schools through this difficult time.

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