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Black Belt magazine is a monthly United States magazine covering martial arts and combat sports founded in December, 1961 by Mitoshi Uyehara. Black Belt is one of the oldest publications dealing with self-defense and the martial arts in the United States. It is currently owned by Active Interest Media. The magazine covers virtually all martial arts and fighting styles that have a national or international following, including judo, taekwondo, hapkido, karate, kung fu, jiu jitsu, aikido, jeet kune do, pankration and other disciplines. Articles focus on fighting techniques and martial arts personalities, both young and old. Black Belt emphasizes self-defense systems, including military combat and police force self-defense maneuvers.


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January 2000

Black Belt

Vol 38, Num 1

Gene LeBell & Armando Guerrero

01/00 Black Belt

February 2000

Black Belt

Vol 38, Num 2

Steve DeMasco & Brian Hanson

02/00 Black Belt

March 2000

Black Belt

Vol 38, Num 3

Bruce Lee

03/00 Black Belt

April 2000

Black Belt

Vol 38, Num 4

Leung Ting & Emin Boztepe

04/00 Black Belt

May 2000

Black Belt

Vol 38, Num 5

Gokor Chivichyan & Manual Gamburyan

05/00 Black Belt

June 2000

Black Belt

Vol 38, Num 6

Bridgett Riley

06/00 Black Belt

July 2000

Black Belt

Vol 38, Num 7

Darren Levine & Amir Perets

07/00 Black Belt

August 2000

Black Belt

Vol 38, Num 8

Christine Bannon Rodrigues

08/00 Black Belt

September 2000

Black Belt

Vol 38, Num 9

Lee Joo Bang & Dylan Sirny

09/00 Black Belt

October 2000

Black Belt

Vol 38, Num 10

Lorenzo Lamas & Minobu Miki

10/00 Black Belt

November 2000

Black Belt

Vol 38, Num 11

Jeff Speakman

11/00 Black Belt

December 2000

Black Belt

Vol 38, Num 12

Hee Il Cho & Philip Ameris

12/00 Black Belt

2000

Black Belt Yearbook

Vol 37

Ken Shamrock

2000 Black Belt Yearbook

2001

Grappling & NHB

 

Marco Ruas & Pedro Rizzo

2001 Grappling & NHB

2001

Black Belt Presents Bruce Lee

 

Bruce Lee

2001 Black Belt Presents Bruce Lee

2001

Reality Fighting & Self Defense

 

John Whitman

2001 Reality Fighting & Self Defense

January 2001

Black Belt

Vol 39, Num 1

Cung Le & Rudi Ott

01/01 Black Belt

February 2001

Black Belt

Vol 39, Num 2

Shi Yan Ming

02/01 Black Belt

March 2001

Black Belt

Vol 39, Num 3

Rickson Gracie & David Kama

03/01 Black Belt

April 2001

Black Belt

Vol 39, Num 4

Tak Kubota & Rodney Kuratomi

04/01 Black Belt

May 2001

Black Belt

Vol 39, Num 5

Steven Seagal

05/01 Black Belt

June 2001

Black Belt

Vol 39, Num 6

Alex Gong & Jongsanan Fairtex

06/01 Black Belt

July 2001

Black Belt

Vol 39, Num 7

40th Anniversary

07/01 Black Belt

August 2001

Black Belt

Vol 39, Num 8

Ed Parker

08/01 Black Belt

September 2001

Black Belt

Vol 39, Num 9

Vitor Belfort

09/01 Black Belt

October 2001

Black Belt

Vol 39, Num 10

Pan Qing Fu

10/01 Black Belt

November 2001

Black Belt

Vol 39, Num 11

Dan Inosanto

11/01 Black Belt

December 2001

Black Belt

Vol 39, Num 12

Tito Ortiz & Doug Churchill

12/01 Black Belt

January 2002

Black Belt

Vol 40, Num 1

Jim Wagner

01/02 Black Belt

February 2002

Black Belt

Vol 40, Num 2

Michael Jai White

02/02 Black Belt

March 2002

Black Belt

Vol 40, Num 3

Chuck Norris

03/02 Black Belt

April 2002

Black Belt

Vol 40, Num 4

Tony Blauer

04/02 Black Belt

May 2002

Black Belt

Vol 40, Num 5

Chong Kim & Steve Petermann

05/02 Black Belt

June 2002

Black Belt

Vol 40, Num 6

Benny Urquidez

06/02 Black Belt

July 2002

Black Belt

Vol 40, Num 7

Dustin Nguyen & Jennifer Lopez

07/02 Black Belt

August 2002

Black Belt

Vol 40, Num 8

Larry Lam & Richard Branden

08/02 Black Belt

September 2002

Black Belt

Vol 40, Num 9

Toshio Kuramoto

09/02 Black Belt

October 2002

Black Belt

Vol 40, Num 10

Richard Ryan & Lance Clodfelter

10/02 Black Belt

November 2002

Black Belt

Vol 40, Num 11

Frank Shamrock

11/02 Black Belt

December 2002

Black Belt

Vol 40, Num 12

Joe Rogan

12/02 Black Belt

Fall 2002

Self Defense For Women

 

Diana Inosanto

Fall 2002 Self Defense For Women

January 2003

Black Belt

Vol 41, Num 1

Kazuyoshi Ishi & Rikki Rockett

01/03 Black Belt

February 2003

Black Belt

Vol 41, Num 2

Helio Gracie

02/03 Black Belt

March 2003

Black Belt

Vol 41, Num 3

Steve DeMasco & Charles Mattera

03/03 Black Belt

April 2003

Black Belt

Vol 41, Num 4

Ernie Reyes Sr.

04/03 Black Belt

May 2003

Black Belt

Vol 41, Num 5

Benicio Del Toro

05/03 Black Belt

June 2003

Black Belt

Vol 41, Num 6

John Pellegrini

06/03 Black Belt

July 2003

Black Belt

Vol 41, Num 7

Oleg Taktarov

07/03 Black Belt

August 2003

Black Belt

Vol 41, Num 8

W. Hock Hochheim & Andy Hustead

08/03 Black Belt

September 2003

Black Belt

Vol 41, Num 9

Bruce Lee

09/03 Black Belt

October 2003

Black Belt

Vol 41, Num 10

Diana Inosanto

10/03 Black Belt

November 2003

Black Belt

Vol 41, Num 11

Randy Couture

11/03 Black Belt

December 2003

Black Belt

Vol 41, Num 12

David Carradine

12/03 Black Belt

Fall 2003

Self Defense For Women

 

Susan Ward

Fall 2003 Self Defense For Women

January 2004

Black Belt

Vol 42, Num 1

Shin Koyamada

01/04 Black Belt

February 2004

Black Belt

Vol 42, Num 2

Chuck Sullivan

02/04 Black Belt

March 2004

Black Belt

Vol 42, Num 3

Meredith Gold

03/04 Black Belt

April 2004

Black Belt

Vol 42, Num 4

Eric Lee

04/04 Black Belt

May 2004

Black Belt

Vol 42, Num 5

William Cheung

05/04 Black Belt

June 2004

Black Belt

Vol 42, Num 6

Tom Patire & Jamie Miller

06/04 Black Belt

July 2004

Black Belt

Vol 42, Num 7

Hee Il Cho & Jacob Cho

07/04 Black Belt

August 2004

Black Belt

Vol 42, Num 8

Chuck Liddell

08/04 Black Belt

September 2004

Black Belt

Vol 42, Num 9

Jason David Frank

09/04 Black Belt

October 2004

Black Belt

Vol 42, Num 10

Christian Harfouche

10/04 Black Belt

November 2004

Black Belt

Vol 42, Num 11

Chuck Norris

11/04 Black Belt

December 2004

Black Belt

Vol 42, Num 12

Cung Le

12/04 Black Belt

2005

Black Belt Buyers Guide

 

2005 Black Belt Buyers Guide

January 2005

Black Belt

Vol 43, Num 1

Mike Chaturantabut

01/05 Black Belt

February 2005

Black Belt

Vol 43, Num 2

Young Bo Kong

02/05 Black Belt

March 2005

Black Belt

Vol 43, Num 3

Chuck Liddell & Randy Couture

03/05 Black Belt

April 2005

Black Belt

Vol 43, Num 4

Tony Blauer & Jennifer Garner

04/05 Black Belt

May 2005

Black Belt

Vol 43, Num 5

Mike Swain & Ali Moghadas

05/05 Black Belt

June 2005

Black Belt

Vol 43, Num 6

Jet Li

06/05 Black Belt

July 2005

Black Belt

Vol 43, Num 7

Jerry Beasley

07/05 Black Belt

August 2005

Black Belt

Vol 43, Num 8

Diego Sanchez

08/05 Black Belt

September 2005

Black Belt

Vol 43, Num 9

Marc Denny

09/05 Black Belt

October 2005

Black Belt

Vol 43, Num 10

Hyun Chul Hwang

10/05 Black Belt

November 2005

Black Belt

Vol 43, Num 11

Jim Arvanitis

11/05 Black Belt

December 2005

Black Belt

Vol 43, Num 12

Christine Bannon Rodrigues

12/05 Black Belt

2006

Black Belt Buyers Guide

 

2006 Black Belt Buyers Guide

January 2006

Black Belt

Vol 44, Num 1

Ted Wong & Teri Tom

01/06 Black Belt

February 2006

Black Belt

Vol 44, Num 2

Taejoon Lee

02/06 Black Belt

March 2006

Black Belt

Vol 44, Num 3

Frank Shamrock & Jon Thibault

03/06 Black Belt

April 2006

Black Belt

Vol 44, Num 4

Mike Lee Kanarek

04/06 Black Belt

May 2006

Black Belt

Vol 44, Num 5

William Cheung

05/06 Black Belt

June 2006

Black Belt

Vol 44, Num 6

Tim Larkin

06/06 Black Belt

July 2006

Black Belt

Vol 44, Num 7

Chuck Norris

07/06 Black Belt

August 2006

Black Belt

Vol 44, Num 8

Dan Henderson

08/06 Black Belt

September 2006

Black Belt

Vol 44, Num 9

Bruce Lee

09/06 Black Belt

October 2006

Black Belt

Vol 44, Num 10

Jet Li

10/06 Black Belt

November 2006

Black Belt

Vol 44, Num 11

C. S. Kim

11/06 Black Belt

December 2006

Black Belt

Vol 44, Num 12

Rorion Gracie & Ralek Gracie

12/06 Black Belt

January 2007

Black Belt

Vol 45, Num 1

Jeff Speakman

01/07 Black Belt

February 2007

Black Belt

Vol 45, Num 2

Christian Harfouche & Benjamin Callahan

02/07 Black Belt

March 2007

Black Belt

Vol 45, Num 3

Stephen Hayes

03/07 Black Belt

April 2007

Black Belt

Vol 45, Num 4

Chong Kim

04/07 Black Belt

May 2007

Black Belt

Vol 45, Num 5

Moni Aizik

05/07 Black Belt

June 2007

Black Belt

Vol 45, Num 6

B. J. Penn

06/07 Black Belt

July 2007

Black Belt

Vol 45, Num 7

Richard Bustillo

07/07 Black Belt

August 2007

Black Belt

Vol 45, Num 8

Bas Rutten

08/07 Black Belt

September 2007

Black Belt

Vol 45, Num 9

Masayuki Shimabukuro

09/07 Black Belt

October 2007

Black Belt

Vol 45, Num 10

S. Henry Cho

10/07 Black Belt

November 2007

Black Belt

Vol 45, Num 11

Bruce Lee

11/07 Black Belt

December 2007

Black Belt

Vol 45, Num 12

Mike Lee Kanarek

12/07 Black Belt

2007

Black Belt Buyers Guide

 

2007 Black Belt Buyers Guide

January 2008

Black Belt

Vol 46, Num 1

Royce Gracie

01/08 Black Belt

February 2008

Black Belt

Vol 46, Num 2

Jim Wagner

02/08 Black Belt

March 2008

Black Belt

Vol 46, Num 3

Dan Inosanto

03/08 Black Belt

April 2008

Black Belt

Vol 46, Num 4

Paul Vunak

04/08 Black Belt

May 2008

Black Belt

Vol 46, Num 5

Forrest Griffin & Quinton Jackson

05/08 Black Belt

June 2008

Black Belt

Vol 46, Num 6

Kelly McCann

06/08 Black Belt

July 2008

Black Belt

Vol 46, Num 7

Georges St. Pierre

07/08 Black Belt

August 2008

Black Belt

Vol 46, Num 8

James Williams

08/08 Black Belt

September 2008

Black Belt

Vol 46, Num 9

Richard Ryan

09/08 Black Belt

October 2008

Black Belt

Vol 46, Num 10

Bruce Lee

10/08 Black Belt

November 2008

Black Belt

Vol 46, Num 11

Jean Jacques Machado

11/08 Black Belt

December 2008

Black Belt

Vol 46, Num 12

Cung Le

12/08 Black Belt

2008

Black Belt Buyers Guide

 

Bas Rutten & Hayward Nishioka & Lisa King & Jim Wagner

2008 Black Belt Buyers Guide

2009

Black Belt Buyers Guide

 

2009 Black Belt Buyers Guide

January 2009

Black Belt

Vol 47, Num 1

John Pellegrini

01/09 Black Belt

February 2009

Black Belt

Vol 47, Num 2

Lyoto Machida

02/09 Black Belt

March 2009

Black Belt

Vol 47, Num 3

Ted Wong

03/09 Black Belt

April 2009

Black Belt

Vol 47, Num 4

Darren Levine

04/09 Black Belt

May 2009

Black Belt

Vol 47, Num 5

Georges St. Pierre

05/09 Black Belt

June 2009

Black Belt

Vol 47, Num 6

Dan Inosanto

06/09 Black Belt

July 2009

Black Belt

Vol 47, Num 7

Hee Il Cho

07/09 Black Belt

August 2009

Black Belt

Vol 47, Num 8

Master Toddy

08/09 Black Belt

September 2009

Black Belt

Vol 47, Num 9

Michael Janich

09/09 Black Belt

October 2009

Black Belt

Vol 47, Num 10

Bruce Lee

10/09 Black Belt

November 2009

Black Belt

Vol 47, Num 11

Nick Diaz

11/09 Black Belt

December 2009

Black Belt

Vol 47, Num 12

Fedor Emelianenko

12/09 Black Belt

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