The first issue of Black Belt magazine was published in 1961 by a Japanese-American skilled in the arts of Aikido, Kendo, Judo and what would become known as Jeet Kune Do. Based in Southern California, Mito Uyehara envisioned a national publication that would help spread the Asian martial arts, the benefits of which he knew very well, to the American public.
As the publication grew in the years to come so did the popularity of martial arts in America. Black Belt magazine quickly solidified its position as one of the timeless periodicals on newsstands across the country.
The August/September issue features Bruce Lee on the cover! Here’s a peek at what you’ll find inside: Shannon Lee talks about a new “Warrior” TV series – Taky Kimura passes the Jeet Kune Do torch – Keys to better kata performance – 5 ways to prevent dojo training injuries – Learn limb destruction's from the Filipino martial arts.
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