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BlackBeltMag.com is our main site, of course, but you can reach and interact with us -- and each other -- through this convenient guide to our multiple online outlets!

While BlackBeltMag.com is certainly the central hub of Black Belt magazine's online presence, don't forget that the world's leading martial arts magazine is plugged into the world's largest social media and video outlets: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube! If you haven't found Black Belt magazine on these online communities yet, this easy guide is your chance to get connected!

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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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In this exclusive video, martial arts notables share how Black Belt magazine has built an industry, has educated the public about international styles and has served as an authoritative source to shape the career paths of future martial artists.

In this new martial arts history video, top martial artists and industry leaders share how the iconic Black Belt magazine changed not only the martial arts industry at large but also each of their paths along the way. Actor Michael Jai White, Olympic judoka Kayla Harrison, MMA fighter Tim Kennedy, self-defense expert Tim Larkin, wing chun grandmaster William Cheung, martial arts film director Isaac Florentine, tang soo do master C. S. Kim, cane master Mark Shuey, Deadliest Warrior co-host Geoff Desmoulin, sport-karate champion Steve "Nasty" Anderson, kyokushin karate shihan Brian Bastien, Olympic judoka and two-time Black Belt Hall of Fame inductee Pat Burris, and Century Martial Arts CEO Mike Dillard graciously offered their thoughts on the history and influence of the world’s leading martial arts magazine!

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Scott Adkins, star of Undisputed III: Redemption, was featured in the February 2011 Black Belt issue's cover story about what constitutes the 21st-century martial artist. He's a student of judo, wushu, Krav Maga and gymnastics, and used all of them in his role as Russian inmate Boyka for the two latter Undisputed films. In this exclusive interview, Adkins and respected director Isaac Florentine discuss the difficulties of makeup for the fight sequences, as well as how Adkins trained for the physically intense role of Boyka.

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Scott Adkins, star of Undisputed III: Redemption, was featured in the February 2011 Black Belt issue's cover story about what constitutes the 21st-century martial artist. He's a student of judo, wushu, Krav Maga and gymnastics, and used all of them in his role as Russian inmate Boyka for the two latter Undisputed films. In this exclusive interview, Adkins and respected director Isaac Florentine discuss Boyka's evolution for the latest Undisputed installment.

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