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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!

To celebrate the life of Darren Shahlavi, who passed away on January 14, 2015, Black Belt is posting this article about the actor's experiences making one of his best-known martial arts films.

On January 14, 2015, Darren Shahlavi died of undisclosed causes at his Los Angeles home. An accomplished stuntman, actor and martial artist, he's perhaps best-known for his appearances in Mortal Kombat: Legacy, Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol, 300, Ip Man 2, Lethal Combat and Tai Chi Boxer. He also had a co-starring role in Kickboxer (2015). In honor of his life, Black Belt is posting this story, which originally ran in our June 2011 issue. — Editor
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Ready for your close-up? Find out how you can audition for the lead role in the short-format martial arts movie "Black Salt," based on the comic book of the same name!

Have you heard of a comic book character named "Black Salt?" No? Well, you might hear more about him soon! Ratti Entertainment LLC recently announced that the comic-book character is making its move from ink and paper to live action in the form of an independent short film. According to the Black Salt The Movie page on Facebook, Black Salt is a live-action short film project in development. Its plot revolves around Samuel Lincoln Tharpe, Interpol's deadliest black-ops agent, who may be the only thing standing in the way of a new world holocaust at the hands of an evil yakuza. Tharpe's quest to prevent this catastrophe takes him to the Shaolin Temple, where he must use his past Shaolin training to fight for the salvation of the world. Exciting stuff, right?

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The newest chapter of the iconic Mortal Kombat franchise marks a triumphant return to the series' mature presentation and a reinvention of its classic 2D fighting mechanic. Driven by an all-new graphics engine, the martial arts action is back and presented in more gory detail than ever before. In addition, Mortal Kombat introduces a number of new game-play features including tag team and the deepest story mode of any fighting game. Players can choose from an extensive lineup of iconic warriors and challenge their friends in traditional one-on-one matches, or take on several new game modes.

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