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Jackson Rudolph

In this seminar, enjoy a rebroadcast of a session with defending ISKA weapons world champion Jackson Rudolph courtesy of our friends at Century Martial Arts! Jackson is known for his bo routines that combine powerful traditional striking and innovative release techniques for demonstration and competitive purposes.

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Bruce Lee Nunchaku

By third degree Shou Shu Kung Fu black belt, certified teacher of Xing Yi, and writer Noel Plaugher.

When you hear the words "martial art weapons," undoubtedly the image of Bruce Lee's body, glistening with sweat, and dual nunchucks tucked under his arms, comes to mind. We watch amazed as he dispatches a series of attackers, all attacking one at a time, with ease. But aside from being a flashy addition to a martial art movie, what good are they?

In all of the styles I have studied there have been weapon forms, and initially, I was loath to learn them always questioning, "What's the point? Am I going to walk around with a broadsword? A six-foot staff? However, to ask the question was really missing the point. True, that today training with weapons for combat or self-defense may not be practical, but that doesn't mean they aren't useful.

Studying weapons has many benefits.

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In this exclusive video, Richard "Mack" Machowicz discusses and demonstrates targeting principles during an outdoor photo shoot for Black Belt magazine!

Richard "Mack" Machowicz, an ex-Navy SEAL and former host of the cable-TV series Future Weapons, as well as a student of taekwondo, muay Thai, kali, boxing, Brazilian jiu-jitsu and Paul Vunak's jeet kune do,discusses the three dynamic elements of combat (movements, weapons and targets) in this exclusive footage shot on location by Black Belt magazine. "Rarely if ever will you experience combat," Richard "Mack" Machowicz says, "and most likely you will never see combat in a literal sense, but the principles that make for effectiveness in battle are relevant to the daily challenges you face." It's his way of telling people that the benefits of what he's about to explain extend far beyond fighting. After interrogating Richard "Mack" Machowicz for 10 minutes, however, I learn that it would be a huge mistake to dismiss him as a guy who uses self-defense to preach self-help. It would be just as erroneous to brush him off as just another retired military man who doesn't know that the skills civilians need are radically different from the skills soldiers need. Twenty minutes into our interview, it's clear that Mack is a martial artist who can throw down and a guy who sees the big picture with respect to violence. Which is probably why he's so successful at what he does.

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Two-time UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir explains how he balances diet, workouts and MMA training against the backdrop of family and everyday life. Learn from a guy who’s definitely “been there, done that” so YOU can start improving your OWN program!

Frank Mir is one of the most compelling UFC heavyweights for a number of reasons, not the least of which is, after the motorcycle accident he had in 2004, he wasn’t supposed to be alive. With his twice-fractured femur and ripped knee ligaments, he also wasn’t supposed to walk again, to fight again or to win again. Yet he’s done all those things and more — perhaps the most noteworthy of which was defeating Brock Lesnar at the UFC 81 in 2008. No obstacle that landed in Frank Mir’s path seemed to matter. His life serves as a textbook example of Friedrich Nietzsche’s most famous saying: “What does not kill me, makes me stronger.”

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