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Mastering Kendo and Kenjutsu: First You Need to Get a Grip!
Grip is one of the most important components of Japanese swordsmanship. 'DQD $EERWW ZKR WUDLQHG LQ -DSDQ IRU \HDUV H[SODLQV ZK\ LW PDWWHUV LQ kendo, kenjutsu and iaido.
Why the Left Hook Is So Devastating: John Hackleman’s Secrets to His Favorite Punch
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Black Belt — and who has an article in this issue — talks about his fondness for the punch and tells you how to get good at it.
Swordsmanship in Ancient Japan and the Quest for Self-Mastery
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Karate Terms: 5 Words You Need to Understand
Learning the true meaning of a handful of terms you hear in the karate dojo can make your martial arts training more productive. Goju-ryu legend Chuck 0HUULPDQ LV KHUH WR KHOS
Karate Terms: 5 More Words You Need to Understand
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