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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 1970

Black Belt

Vol 8, Num 1

Mike Stone

01/70 Black Belt

February 1970

Black Belt

Vol 8, Num 2

Rick Taylor

02/70 Black Belt

March 1970

Black Belt

Vol 8, Num 3

Ron Marchini

03/70 Black Belt

April 1970

Black Belt

Vol 8, Num 4

Hayward Nishioka & Igor Zatsepin

04/70 Black Belt

May 1970

Black Belt

Vol 8, Num 5

Ken Knudsen

05/70 Black Belt

June 1970

Black Belt

Vol 8, Num 6

Pat Burleson

06/70 Black Belt

July 1970

Black Belt

Vol 8, Num 7

Jhoon Rhee

07/70 Black Belt

August 1970

Black Belt

Vol 8, Num 8

Pat Johnson & Bob Burbidge & John Thawley

08/70 Black Belt

September 1970

Black Belt

Vol 8, Num 9

Dan Ivan & Bud Collyer

09/70 Black Belt

October 1970

Black Belt

Vol 8, Num 10

Jeff Klein

10/70 Black Belt

November 1970

Black Belt

Vol 8, Num 11

Leo Fong

11/70 Black Belt

December 1970

Black Belt

Vol 8, Num 12

Allen Steen

12/70 Black Belt

1970

Black Belt Yearbook

 

Mas Oyama

1970 Black Belt Yearbook

January 1971

Black Belt

Vol 9, Num 1

Pat Worley

01/71 Black Belt

February 1971

Black Belt

Vol 9, Num 2

Harold Gross & Jay Friedman

02/71 Black Belt

March 1971

Black Belt

Vol 9, Num 3

Tonny Tulleners

03/71 Black Belt

April 1971

Black Belt

Vol 9, Num 4

Jim West & Bob Sheppard

04/71 Black Belt

May 1971

Black Belt

Vol 9, Num 5

Krabi Krabong

05/71 Black Belt

June 1971

Black Belt

Vol 9, Num 6

Tadashi Yamashita

06/71 Black Belt

July 1971

Black Belt

Vol 9, Num 7

Bob Dunek & Jerry Littlebridge

07/71 Black Belt

August 1971

Black Belt

Vol 9, Num 8

Gene LeBell & Freddie Blassie

08/71 Black Belt

September 1971

Black Belt

Vol 9, Num 9

Bruce Lee

09/71 Black Belt

November 1971

Black Belt

Vol 9, Num 11

Bob Alegria & Ralph Alegria

11/71 Black Belt

December 1971

Black Belt

Vol 9, Num 12

Aaron Banks

12/71 Black Belt

1971

Black Belt Yearbook

Vol 9, Num 10

Buck Sam Kong

1971 Black Belt Yearbook

January 1972

Black Belt

Vol 10, Num 1

Hayward Nishioka

01/72 Black Belt

February 1972

Black Belt

Vol 10, Num 2

Fumio Demura

02/72 Black Belt

March 1972

Black Belt

Vol 10, Num 3

Billy Jack

03/72 Black Belt

April 1972

Black Belt

Vol 10, Num 4

Chan Yong Kim

04/72 Black Belt

May 1972

Black Belt

Vol 10, Num 5

Kamikaze & Kumite

05/72 Black Belt

June 1972

Black Belt

Vol 10, Num 6

Ed Ikuta

06/72 Black Belt

July 1972

Black Belt

Vol 10, Num 7

Joo Sang Lee

07/72 Black Belt

August 1972

Black Belt

Vol 10, Num 8

Kai Ying Tung

08/72 Black Belt

September 1972

Black Belt

Vol 10, Num 9

James Lee

09/72 Black Belt

November 1972

Black Belt

Vol 10, Num 11

John Natividad

11/72 Black Belt

December 1972

Black Belt

Vol 10, Num 12

Jeff Smith & John Worley

12/72 Black Belt

1972

Black Belt Yearbook

Vol 10, Num 10

David Carradine

1972 Black Belt Yearbook

January 1973

Black Belt

Vol 11, Num 1

David Carradine

01/73 Black Belt

February 1973

Black Belt

Vol 11, Num 2

Darnell Garcia

02/73 Black Belt

March 1973

Black Belt

Vol 11, Num 3

Charles Bronson

03/73 Black Belt

April 1973

Black Belt

Vol 11, Num 4

Tadashi Yamashita

04/73 Black Belt

May 1973

Black Belt

Vol 11, Num 5

David Carradine

05/73 Black Belt

June 1973

Black Belt

Vol 11, Num 6

David Moon

06/73 Black Belt

July 1973

Black Belt

Vol 11, Num 7

John Watts

07/73 Black Belt

August 1973

Black Belt

Vol 11, Num 8

John Saxon

08/73 Black Belt

September 1973

Black Belt

Vol 11, Num 9

Byong Yu & Jimmy Kim

09/73 Black Belt

November 1973

Black Belt

Vol 11, Num 11

Jim Arvanitis & Jerry Smith

11/73 Black Belt

December 1973

Black Belt

Vol 11, Num 12

Eric Lee

12/73 Black Belt

1973

Black Belt Yearbook

Vol 11, Num 10

Raymond Wong

1973 Black Belt Yearbook

January 1974

Black Belt

Vol 12, Num 1

Bob Wall

01/74 Black Belt

February 1974

Black Belt

Vol 12, Num 2

Joe Corley

02/74 Black Belt

March 1974

Black Belt

Vol 12, Num 3

Steve Armstrong

03/74 Black Belt

April 1974

Black Belt

Vol 12, Num 4

Howard Jackson

04/74 Black Belt

May 1974

Black Belt

Vol 12, Num 5

Chuck Norris

05/74 Black Belt

June 1974

Black Belt

Vol 12, Num 6

John Robinson

06/74 Black Belt

July 1974

Black Belt

Vol 12, Num 7

Prison Imates

07/74 Black Belt

August 1974

Black Belt

Vol 12, Num 8

Robert Lee & Bruce Lee

08/74 Black Belt

September 1974

Black Belt

Vol 12, Num 9

Malia Dacascos

09/74 Black Belt

1974

The Best of Bruce Lee

Num 1

Bruce Lee

1974 The Best of Bruce Lee

October 1974

Black Belt Yearbook

Vol 12, Num 10

Kung Fu Movies

10/74 Black Belt Yearbook

November 1974

Black Belt

Vol 12, Num 11

Wu Shu Troupe

11/74 Black Belt

December 1974

Black Belt

Vol 12, Num 12

Bob Barrow & Forrest Liggett

12/74 Black Belt

1974

Black Belt Yearbook

Vol 12, Num 10

Kung Fu Movies

1974 Black Belt Yearbook

1975

Best of Kung Fu

 

1975 Best of Kung Fu

January 1975

Black Belt

Vol 13, Num 1

He Young Kimm

01/75 Black Belt

February 1975

Black Belt

Vol 13, Num 2

Ed Parker

02/75 Black Belt

March 1975

Black Belt

Vol 13, Num 3

Jay Will

03/75 Black Belt

April 1975

Black Belt

Vol 13, Num 4

Bill Wallace

04/75 Black Belt

May 1975

Black Belt

Vol 13, Num 5

?

05/75 Black Belt

June 1975

Black Belt

Vol 13, Num 6

Rick Oki

06/75 Black Belt

July 1975

Black Belt

Vol 13, Num 7

Tsutomu Ohshima

07/75 Black Belt

August 1975

Black Belt

Vol 13, Num 8

Yong T. Lee

08/75 Black Belt

September 1975

Black Belt

Vol 13, Num 9

Red China Montage

09/75 Black Belt

October 1975

Black Belt Yearbook

Vol 13, Num 10

?

10/75 Black Belt Yearbook

November 1975

Black Belt

Vol 13, Num 11

Everett Eddy

11/75 Black Belt

December 1975

Black Belt

Vol 13, Num 12

Deadly Demo

12/75 Black Belt

1975

The Best of Bruce Lee

Num 2

Bruce Lee

1975 The Best of Bruce Lee

1975

Black Belt Yearbook

Vol 13, Num 10

?

1975 Black Belt Yearbook

1976

Best of the Warriors

 

Samurai

1976 Best of the Warriors

January 1976

Black Belt

Vol 14, Num 1

John Keehan

01/76 Black Belt

February 1976

Black Belt

Vol 14, Num 2

Al Dacascos

02/76 Black Belt

March 1976

Black Belt

Vol 14, Num 3

Chong Lee

03/76 Black Belt

April 1976

Black Belt

Vol 14, Num 4

Edward Kaloudis

04/76 Black Belt

May 1976

Black Belt

Vol 14, Num 5

Richard Kim

05/76 Black Belt

June 1976

Black Belt

Vol 14, Num 6

Yong Kil Kim

06/76 Black Belt

July 1976

Black Belt

Vol 14, Num 7

Ken Knudson

07/76 Black Belt

August 1976

Black Belt

Vol 14, Num 8

Gosei Yamaguchi

08/76 Black Belt

September 1976

Black Belt

Vol 14, Num 9

Dan Ivan

09/76 Black Belt

October 1976

Black Belt Yearbook

Vol 14, Num 10

Bruce Lee & Jhoon Rhee

10/76 Black Belt Yearbook

November 1976

Black Belt

Vol 14, Num 11

?

11/76 Black Belt

December 1976

Black Belt

Vol 14, Num 12

Hidy Ochiai

12/76 Black Belt

1976

Black Belt Yearbook

Vol 14, Num 10

Bruce Lee & Jhoon Rhee

1976 Black Belt Yearbook

January 1977

Black Belt

Vol 15, Num 1

Joo Bang Lee

01/77 Black Belt

February 1977

Black Belt

Vol 15, Num 2

Dong Lim

02/77 Black Belt

March 1977

Black Belt

Vol 15, Num 3

Joe Lewis & Louie Rafti

03/77 Black Belt

April 1977

Black Belt

Vol 15, Num 4

Fist

04/77 Black Belt

May 1977

Black Belt

Vol 15, Num 5

Tadashi Yamashita

05/77 Black Belt

June 1977

Black Belt

Vol 15, Num 6

Hwa Rang Do

06/77 Black Belt

July 1977

Black Belt

Vol 15, Num 7

Pu Gill Gwon

07/77 Black Belt

August 1977

Black Belt

Vol 15, Num 8

Alan Horn

08/77 Black Belt

September 1977

Black Belt

Vol 15, Num 9

Mooryang Choi

09/77 Black Belt

October 1977

Black Belt

Vol 15, Num 10

Mike Stone

10/77 Black Belt

November 1977

Black Belt

Vol 15, Num 11

Jay Hyon

11/77 Black Belt

December 1977

Black Belt

Vol 15, Num 12

Chuck Norris

12/77 Black Belt

1977

Black Belt Yearbook

Vol 16, Num 1

Pu Gill Gwon

1977 Black Belt Yearbook

January 1978

Black Belt Yearbook

Vol 16, Num 1

Pu Gill Gwon

01/78 Black Belt Yearbook

February 1978

Black Belt

Vol 16, Num 2

Dae Woong Chung

02/78 Black Belt

March 1978

Black Belt

Vol 16, Num 3

Sun Duk Choi

03/78 Black Belt

April 1978

Black Belt

Vol 16, Num 4

Si Young Jo

04/78 Black Belt

May 1978

Black Belt

Vol 16, Num 5

Jay Will & Cecil Peoples

05/78 Black Belt

June 1978

Black Belt

Vol 16, Num 6

Takayuki Mikami

06/78 Black Belt

July 1978

Black Belt

Vol 16, Num 7

Jeong Sook Lee & Jeff Scott

07/78 Black Belt

August 1978

Black Belt

Vol 16, Num 8

Fumio Demura

08/78 Black Belt

September 1978

Black Belt

Vol 16, Num 9

Michael Echanis

09/78 Black Belt

October 1978

Black Belt

Vol 16, Num 10

Hee Il Cho

10/78 Black Belt

November 1978

Black Belt

Vol 16, Num 11

Hyun Chul Hwang

11/78 Black Belt

December 1978

Black Belt

Vol 16, Num 12

Chung Eun Kim

12/78 Black Belt

1978

Black Belt Yearbook

Vol 17, Num 1

Joo Bang Lee

1978 Black Belt Yearbook

January 1979

Black Belt Yearbook

Vol 17, Num 1

Joo Bang Lee

01/79 Black Belt Yearbook

February 1979

Black Belt

Vol 17, Num 2

Jun Chong

02/79 Black Belt

March 1979

Black Belt

Vol 17, Num 3

C. S. Kim

03/79 Black Belt

April 1979

Black Belt

Vol 17, Num 4

S. Henry Cho

04/79 Black Belt

May 1979

Black Belt

Vol 17, Num 5

Byung Ho Choi

05/79 Black Belt

June 1979

Black Belt

Vol 17, Num 6

Toyotaro Miyazaki

06/79 Black Belt

July 1979

Black Belt

Vol 17, Num 7

Ed Parker & Larry Tatum

07/79 Black Belt

August 1979

Black Belt

Vol 17, Num 8

Tsutomu Ohshima

08/79 Black Belt

September 1979

Black Belt

Vol 17, Num 9

Bong Soo Han

09/79 Black Belt

October 1979

Black Belt

Vol 17, Num 10

Tak Kubota

10/79 Black Belt

November 1979

Black Belt

Vol 17, Num 11

Sho Kosugi

11/79 Black Belt

December 1979

Black Belt

Vol 17, Num 12

Larry Tatum

12/79 Black Belt

1979

Black Belt Yearbook

Vol 18, Num 1

Byong Yu

1979 Black Belt Yearbook

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