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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 1980

Black Belt Yearbook

Vol 18, Num 1

Byong Yu

01/80 Black Belt Yearbook

February 1980

Black Belt

Vol 18, Num 2

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02/80 Black Belt

March 1980

Black Belt

Vol 18, Num 3

Hyun Chul Hwang

03/80 Black Belt

April 1980

Black Belt

Vol 18, Num 4

Mike Stone

04/80 Black Belt

May 1980

Black Belt

Vol 18, Num 5

Alex Sternberg

05/80 Black Belt

June 1980

Black Belt

Vol 18, Num 6

Stephen Hayes

06/80 Black Belt

July 1980

Black Belt

Vol 18, Num 7

Hidy Ochiai

07/80 Black Belt

August 1980

Black Belt

Vol 18, Num 8

Chuck Norris

08/80 Black Belt

September 1980

Black Belt

Vol 18, Num 9

George Iversen

09/80 Black Belt

October 1980

Black Belt

Vol 18, Num 10

Fumio Demura

10/80 Black Belt

November 1980

Black Belt

Vol 18, Num 11

Jack Farr & Rick Fowler

11/80 Black Belt

December 1980

Black Belt

Vol 18, Num 12

Chung Han

12/80 Black Belt

1980

Black Belt Yearbook

Vol 19, Num 1

Stephen Hayes

1980 Black Belt Yearbook

January 1981

Black Belt

Vol 19, Num 1

Larry Tatum

01/81 Black Belt

February 1981

Black Belt

Vol 19, Num 2

Pu Gill Gwon

02/81 Black Belt

March 1981

Black Belt

Vol 19, Num 3

David German & Ken Carter

03/81 Black Belt

April 1981

Black Belt

Vol 19, Num 4

Hee Il Cho

04/81 Black Belt

May 1981

Black Belt

Vol 19, Num 5

Joo Bang Lee

05/81 Black Belt

June 1981

Black Belt

Vol 19, Num 6

20th Anniversary

06/81 Black Belt

July 1981

Black Belt

Vol 19, Num 7

Chuck Merriman & Alex Sternberg

07/81 Black Belt

August 1981

Black Belt

Vol 19, Num 8

Richie Barathy

08/81 Black Belt

September 1981

Black Belt

Vol 19, Num 9

Remy Presas

09/81 Black Belt

October 1981

Black Belt

Vol 19, Num 10

Tokey Hill & Billy Blanks

10/81 Black Belt

November 1981

Black Belt

Vol 19, Num 11

Buck Sam Kong

11/81 Black Belt

December 1981

Black Belt

Vol 19, Num 12

Eric Lee & Julio Hernandez

12/81 Black Belt

1981

Black Belt Yearbook

Vol 19

Ernie Reyes Sr. & Ernie Reyes Jr. & The West Coast Demo Team

1981 Black Belt Yearbook

January 1982

Black Belt

Vol 20, Num 1

?

01/82 Black Belt

February 1982

Black Belt

Vol 20, Num 2

Fumio Demura

02/82 Black Belt

March 1982

Black Belt

Vol 20, Num 3

Tsutomu Ohshima & Tom Muzila

03/82 Black Belt

April 1982

Black Belt

Vol 20, Num 4

Kendo

04/82 Black Belt

May 1982

Black Belt

Vol 20, Num 5

Joe Hess

05/82 Black Belt

June 1982

Black Belt

Vol 20, Num 6

Pu Gill Gwon

06/82 Black Belt

July 1982

Black Belt

Vol 20, Num 7

Leung Ting

07/82 Black Belt

August 1982

Black Belt

Vol 20, Num 28

Remy Presas & Dan DiVito

08/82 Black Belt

September 1982

Black Belt

Vol 20, Num 9

Angi Uezu & Marcia Mack

09/82 Black Belt

October 1982

Black Belt

Vol 20, Num 10

Hee Il Cho & Steve Hulin

10/82 Black Belt

November 1982

Black Belt

Vol 20, Num 11

Masatoshi Nakayama

11/82 Black Belt

December 1982

Black Belt

Vol 20, Num 12

Yun Chiao Liu

12/82 Black Belt

1982

Black Belt Yearbook

Vol 20

Masaaki Hatsumi & Eric Lee & Jhoon Rhee & Fumio Demura

1982 Black Belt Yearbook

January 1983

Black Belt

Vol 21, Num 1

Fusei Kise & Mark Fort

01/83 Black Belt

February 1983

Black Belt

Vol 21, Num 2

Stephen Hayes & Masaaki Hatsumi

02/83 Black Belt

March 1983

Black Belt

Vol 21, Num 3

Roger Tung

03/83 Black Belt

April 1983

Black Belt

Vol 21, Num 4

William Cheung & Ben Liao

04/83 Black Belt

May 1983

Black Belt

Vol 21, Num 5

Yong Kim & Song Ki Yun

05/83 Black Belt

June 1983

Black Belt

Vol 21, Num 6

Eizo Shimabuku & Jerry Gould

06/83 Black Belt

July 1983

Black Belt

Vol 21, Num 7

Chang Dung Sheng

07/83 Black Belt

August 1983

Black Belt

Vol 21, Num 8

Tom Muzila

08/83 Black Belt

September 1983

Black Belt

Vol 21, Num 9

Adam Hsu

09/83 Black Belt

October 1983

Black Belt

Vol 21, Num 10

Ben Otake

10/83 Black Belt

November 1983

Black Belt

Vol 21, Num 11

In Hyuk Suh & Barry Harmon

11/83 Black Belt

December 1983

Black Belt

Vol 21, Num 12

Doc Fai Wong

12/83 Black Belt

1983

Black Belt Yearbook

Vol 21

William Cheung & Cynthia Rothrock & Jean Yves Theriault & Jhoon Rhee & Demetrius Havanas

1983 Black Belt Yearbook

January 1984

Black Belt

Vol 22, Num 1

Frank Smith

01/84 Black Belt

February 1984

Black Belt

Vol 22, Num 2

Stephen Hayes

02/84 Black Belt

March 1984

Black Belt

Vol 22, Num 3

Brendan Lai & Ron Aviles

03/84 Black Belt

April 1984

Black Belt

Vol 22, Num 4

Richard Kim

04/84 Black Belt

May 1984

Black Belt

Vol 22, Num 5

Al Dacascos & Mark Dacascos

05/84 Black Belt

June 1984

Black Belt

Vol 22, Num 6

Ralph Castro & Boss Castro

06/84 Black Belt

July 1984

Black Belt

Vol 22, Num 7

Anthony Chan & Josie Candolita & Josephine Mazion & Susan Quock

07/84 Black Belt

August 1984

Black Belt

Vol 22, Num 8

Dan Inosanto

08/84 Black Belt

September 1984

Black Belt

Vol 22, Num 9

Hwang Kee & Hyun Chul Hwang

09/84 Black Belt

1984

Best of Black Belt Ninja

Num 1

Sho Kosugi

1984 Best of Black Belt Ninja

October 1984

Black Belt

Vol 22, Num 10

Teruyuki Okazaki

10/84 Black Belt

November 1984

Black Belt

Vol 22, Num 11

Yao Li & Chan Pui

11/84 Black Belt

December 1984

Black Belt

Vol 22, Num 12

Bud Malmstrom

12/84 Black Belt

1984

Black Belt Yearbook

Vol 22

?

1984 Black Belt Yearbook

January 1985

Black Belt

Vol 23, Num 1

Pu Gill Gwon

01/85 Black Belt

February 1985

Black Belt

Vol 23, Num 2

Kenneth Funakoshi

02/85 Black Belt

March 1985

Black Belt

Vol 23, Num 3

Benny Urquidez

03/85 Black Belt

April 1985

Black Belt

Vol 23, Num 4

Han Jae Ji

04/85 Black Belt

May 1985

Black Belt

Vol 23, Num 5

Ray Dalke & Ed Otis

05/85 Black Belt

June 1985

Black Belt

Vol 23, Num 6

Stephen Hayes & Rumiko Hayes & Jack Hoban

06/85 Black Belt

July 1985

Black Belt

Vol 23, Num 7

Jhoon Rhee & John Chung

07/85 Black Belt

August 1985

Black Belt

Vol 23, Num 8

William Cheung

08/85 Black Belt

September 1985

Black Belt

Vol 23, Num 9

Tonny Tulleners & Bill Riead

09/85 Black Belt

October 1985

Black Belt

Vol 23, Num 10

Simon Rhee & Phillip Rhee

10/85 Black Belt

November 1985

Black Belt

Vol 23, Num 11

Kiyoshi Yamazaki

11/85 Black Belt

December 1985

Black Belt

Vol 23, Num 12

Bud Malmstrom

12/85 Black Belt

1985

Black Belt Yearbook

Vol 23

Stephen Hayes

1985 Black Belt Yearbook

January 1986

Black Belt

Vol 24, Num 1

He Young Kimm

01/86 Black Belt

February 1986

Black Belt

Vol 24, Num 2

Leung Ting

02/86 Black Belt

March 1986

Black Belt

Vol 24, Num 3

Arsenio Advincula

03/86 Black Belt

April 1986

Black Belt

Vol 24, Num 4

Bruce Lee & Brandon Lee

04/86 Black Belt

May 1986

Black Belt

Vol 24, Num 5

William Kim

05/86 Black Belt

June 1986

Black Belt

Vol 24, Num 6

?

06/86 Black Belt

July 1986

Black Belt

Vol 24, Num 7

Richie Barathy

07/86 Black Belt

August 1986

Black Belt

Vol 24, Num 8

Ernie Reyes Sr. & Gary Nakahama

08/86 Black Belt

September 1986

Black Belt

Vol 24, Num 9

Chuck Norris

09/86 Black Belt

October 1986

Black Belt

Vol 24, Num 10

Tadashi Yamashita

10/86 Black Belt

November 1986

Black Belt

Vol 24, Num 11

Surichai Sirisute

11/86 Black Belt

December 1986

Black Belt

Vol 24, Num 12

Hidetaka Nishiyama

12/86 Black Belt

1986

Best of Black Belt Ninja

Num 2

Robert Bussey

1986 Best of Black Belt Ninja

1986

Black Belt Yearbook

Vol 24

Fumio Demura

1986 Black Belt Yearbook

January 1987

Black Belt

Vol 25, Num 1

Masaaki Hatsumi

01/87 Black Belt

February 1987

Black Belt

Vol 25, Num 2

Bernie Lau & Neil Yamamoto

02/87 Black Belt

March 1987

Black Belt

Vol 25, Num 3

In Sun Suh

03/87 Black Belt

April 1987

Black Belt

Vol 25, Num 4

Bruce Lee

04/87 Black Belt

May 1987

Black Belt

Vol 25, Num 5

Hirokazu Kanazawa

05/87 Black Belt

June 1987

Black Belt

Vol 25, Num 6

Chuck Norris

06/87 Black Belt

July 1987

Black Belt

Vol 25, Num 7

Joe Lewis & Bill Wallace

07/87 Black Belt

August 1987

Black Belt

Vol 25, Num 8

Taika Seiyu Oyata

08/87 Black Belt

September 1987

Black Belt

Vol 25, Num 9

D.W. Kang

09/87 Black Belt

October 1987

Black Belt

Vol 25, Num 10

Dan Inosanto

10/87 Black Belt

November 1987

Black Belt

Vol 25, Num 11

C. S. Kim

11/87 Black Belt

December 1987

Black Belt

Vol 25, Num 12

Bruce Lee

12/87 Black Belt

1987

Black Belt Yearbook

Vol 25

Eric Lee & Art Camacho

1987 Black Belt Yearbook

January 1988

Black Belt

Vol 26, Num 1

Brendan Lai & George Xu

01/88 Black Belt

February 1988

Black Belt

Vol 26, Num 2

Jung Woo Suh

02/88 Black Belt

March 1988

Black Belt

Vol 26, Num 3

John Huppuch & Joo Bang Lee

03/88 Black Belt

April 1988

Black Belt

Vol 26, Num 4

Steven Seagal

04/88 Black Belt

May 1988

Black Belt

Vol 26, Num 5

Daniel Lee

05/88 Black Belt

June 1988

Black Belt

Vol 26, Num 6

Bruce Lee & Ted Wong

06/88 Black Belt

July 1988

Black Belt

Vol 26, Num 7

Paul Vunak & Mark Balluff

07/88 Black Belt

August 1988

Black Belt

Vol 26, Num 8

Adam Hsu

08/88 Black Belt

September 1988

Black Belt

Vol 26, Num 9

Chuck Norris

09/88 Black Belt

October 1988

Black Belt

Vol 26, Num 10

Mike Swain & Keith Nakasone

10/88 Black Belt

November 1988

Black Belt

Vol 26, Num 11

Tadashi Yamashita

11/88 Black Belt

December 1988

Black Belt

Vol 26, Num 12

Chan Pui & Fred Obey

12/88 Black Belt

January 1989

Black Belt

Vol 27, Num 1

Salem Assli & Tony Adams

01/89 Black Belt

February 1989

Black Belt

Vol 27, Num 2

In Joo Suh

02/89 Black Belt

March 1989

Black Belt

Vol 27, Num 3

Augustine Fong & Peter DeLuca

03/89 Black Belt

April 1989

Black Belt

Vol 27, Num 4

Joe Lewis & John Graden

04/89 Black Belt

May 1989

Black Belt

Vol 27, Num 5

Aaron Norris

05/89 Black Belt

June 1989

Black Belt

Vol 27, Num 6

Minobu Miki & Julio Martinez

06/89 Black Belt

July 1989

Black Belt

Vol 27, Num 7

Sam Kuoha

07/89 Black Belt

August 1989

Black Belt

Vol 27, Num 8

Bruce Lee

08/89 Black Belt

September 1989

Black Belt

Vol 27, Num 9

Jimmy Kim & Yong Kil Kim

09/89 Black Belt

October 1989

Black Belt

Vol 27, Num 10

Al Dacascos & Mark Dacascos

10/89 Black Belt

November 1989

Black Belt

Vol 27, Num 11

Chuck Norris

11/89 Black Belt

December 1989

Black Belt

Vol 27, Num 12

Eric Lee

12/89 Black Belt

1989

Black Belt Yearbook

Vol 26

Bruce Lee

1989 Black Belt Yearbook

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