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Friday, April 12, 2024

Michael Matsuda: The Martial Arts History Museum (Part 1)

Over the past 70 years, there have been some unique and world-changing milestones in the martial arts community. In 1945, James Cagney was the first major star to use martial arts in the film, Blood on the Sun. As a result, judo schools sprung up across the nation. In 1964, the biggest and most prestigious tournament called Ed Parker’s Long Beach International Karate Championships was launched, which transformed martial artists into movie stars. In 1971, from the success of the movie Billy Jack, Hong Kong ushered in the kung fu movie boom and the following year, the Kung Fu television series began and American homes were introduced to the Shaolin

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Linda Bustamante
Linda Bustamante
Linda Bustamante is a writer, actress, and model with a 4th Degree Black Belt in Goju Ryu Japanese Karate, 1st degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and she is ranked in Wei Kuen Do and certified in Chi Fung.

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