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#435368 - 07/10/12 07:11 PM Martial Arts Magazine content
Featherfoot Offline

Registered: 07/10/12
Posts: 1
Hi All!
Just wondering, for those of you who read Martial Arts Magazines, what do you enjoy reading about most? Current trends, techniques, interviews, product reviews, nutrition, or something entirely different?

#435373 - 07/11/12 09:52 PM Re: Martial Arts Magazine content [Re: Featherfoot]
Chen Zen Offline
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I like to laugh at what passes for "Self Defense"
"When I let Go of who I am, I become who I might be."
Lao Tzu

#435374 - 07/12/12 12:47 AM Re: Martial Arts Magazine content [Re: Chen Zen]
Zach_Zinn Offline

Registered: 12/09/07
Posts: 1031
Loc: Olympia, WA
Personally, I only read them so that I can study the faces, then practice my "fighter face" in the mirror all night.

#435375 - 07/12/12 06:19 AM Re: Martial Arts Magazine content [Re: Zach_Zinn]
duanew Offline

Registered: 06/28/08
Posts: 326
Loc: MN
I have long ago stopped reading Black Belt, Inside Karate, Inside Kung Fu (if they even print them anymore)based on the ego driven hollywood antics they portrayed.
The only one I read now is focused on traditional Japanese/Okinawan/Chinese martial arts..Classic Fighting Arts-I think it's called.

#435376 - 07/12/12 06:34 AM Re: Martial Arts Magazine content [Re: duanew]
gojuman59 Offline

Registered: 04/08/11
Posts: 224
Loc: Missouri

Same here. CFA has good content and keeps my interest. I only wish they published a little more often.


#435377 - 07/12/12 12:06 PM Re: Martial Arts Magazine content [Re: gojuman59]
Dobbersky Offline
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Registered: 03/13/06
Posts: 921
Loc: Manchester United Kingdom
The one thing I don't like about martial arts magazines, a lot of them tend to focus on "successful" martial artists with "successful" schools regardless of whether this martial Artist/School is a McDojo or not. You CAN'T be successful and STILL be a genuine martial artist as MONEY becomes the goal and even though they began as a bonefide, superb Martial Artist, their standards lower and the students grades become easier and easier etc and they're living off the past etc.

I used to buy a few of them but got disheartened by the topics

Why did they not:

Expose McDojo's and Fake Teachers/Grades for example which Styles are just Pyramid selling groups where the product just happens to be Martial Arts

Specifying National Governing Bodies, who they are, who are the largest members in the NGB's network, What is the criteria/Costs etc and Which NGB is the best for say Sport Karate, whichis best for MMA, Which is best for Muay Thai and Which is best for Knock-down Karate

Also Liability and Student Issurance, who provides it what's the criteria, etc.

Explain the difference between SPORT Martial Arts and "REAL" Martial Arts, explaining that in Sports Martial arts the goal is competition and doesn't actually prepare you fully for real situations

Explain what the 3 levels of contact and how they affect you and what are the purposes etc.

Which Styles are better for the Street, which Styles are better for Competition and which styles encompass eerything - without being bias to any of the styles mentioned.

Bunkai WITH genuine Bunkai specialists like Iain Abernethy and Vince Morris etc.

OMG there's loads of things one could do to make a MA Mag better than what's out there
A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes.


#435380 - 07/13/12 09:29 PM Re: Martial Arts Magazine content [Re: Dobbersky]
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Registered: 07/12/09
Posts: 149
Loc: Vancouver, B.C.
Ken, sounds great! when's the first issue coming out? smile

Eventually there'll have to be different national "editions", because topics like insurance and governing bodies will differ...
God grant me a good sword and no use for it. -- Polish proverb


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