Monday, April 21, 2014

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Earnie Shavers hit me so hard, he shook my kinfolk back in Africa!

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“Earnie hit me so hard, he shook my kinfolk back in Africa” ~ Muhammad Ali: When we use the term martial arts many people have a variety of ideas of what this means. In essence the term refers to any systemized training in combat designed for the purpose of physically defeating opponents. What many don’t realize […]

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Eric Lee – The Man With Deep Thoughts

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In a crowded field of martial arts legends and legendary wannabees, Eric Lee is a standout in two regards. First, no one has anything bad to say about the man. He is universally loved and respected. His ‘style’ is to teach by example. Secondly, he has nothing bad to say about anyone else. If someone […]

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Emil Farkas: The Man, The Magician, The Martial Artist

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At the surface, Emil Farkas’ profile is similar to many other Sensei’s who have been in the arts for half a century. He is a successful martial arts instructor, author and fight coordinator. He started his martial arts career while still a youngster in his homeland Hungary. He had earned his black belt in both […]

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Ernie Reyes Sr. – Leading By Example

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Raised by Filipino immigrant parents, the infectiously optimistic Ernie Reyes Sr. believes he was born to be a martial arts teacher. In the world of martial arts, this is every martial artist’s or aspiring martial arts instructor’s very good fortune. Mr. Reyes shows us, by his example, that anything is possible and, like so many […]

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Jhoon Rhee – Changing The World

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“We must strive to achieve human perfection. I define human perfection as a person who never knowingly makes a mistake. If we all live with one simple habit – never do the things we know we shouldn’t; and always do the things we know we should – we all will be humanly perfect.” Jhoon Rhee […]

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Father and Son – Robert Kovaleski and Eric Kovaleski

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Robert Kovaleski Interview for LEGENDS AND LEGACIES In this edition of Legends and Legacies for WorldWideDojo.com we present two separate interviews that are related in more ways than one. We will interview a father and a son, both men respected, skilled and knowledgeable martial artists in their own right. In this interview we have the […]

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Mike “The Strangler” Murray

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This column has given both Frank Dux and Gordon Richiusa the rare opportunity to sit down and speak with notable martial artists who have been involved in shaping the martial arts industry. Both men are incredibly grateful to the legendary figures who have shared their first-person, eye-witness perspectives in these unbiased, accounts of those key […]

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Bob Ozman: My First Karate Instructor

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A subtle message that is hidden in the column LEGENDS AND LEGACIES is that martial artists are special people and that the relationship that develops between a martial arts student and his sensei, sifu, instructor or master should be a model for all student-teacher relationships. In my upcoming Five Principles of Everything book, on my […]

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I Hugged Benny The Jet Urquidez

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If you have been involved in the martial arts within the last five decades you know about the living legend, Benny Urquidez, nicknamed The Jet for good reason. When attending martial arts functions, or just a gathering of fellow martial artists, we always seem to drift into conversations about our heroes, about who could hit […]

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Ji Han Jae and Sinmoo Hapkido

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Often, the origins of a style of martial arts are hidden in myth and shrouded by decades or centuries of word-of-mouth interpretation of a particular master’s thoughts and motives. While most established arts acknowledge Shaolin Kung Fu as the ultimate source of organized Asian martial arts, there is often an ongoing dispute as to lineage […]

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