The first 100 vintage covers from one of the longest-running and most significant martial-arts magazines are presented in this incredible album. Showcasing the genesis and evolution of the publication, this retrospective cover art -- which includes such fighting and acting legends as Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris, Morihei Uyeshiba, Sean Connery, Gene LeBell, and Toshiro Mifune -- offers a glimpse into its foundational years. Written summaries of table articles, quotes and advertisements in each issue complement the images and speak to the increased world-wide influence of the arts, as well as underline the diversity that comprises the industry. A history as well as cultural study, this magnificent collection documents the martial-arts heroes, philosophies, and traditions that are still influencing artists today.
Black Belt is the world's leading martial-arts magazine and is dedicated to classical and modern martial arts. First published in 1961, the magazine features interviews with the world's most prestigious martial artists; in-depth coverage of the latest techniques, weapons, self-defense systems, training regimens, and industry trends; and historical pieces on the philosophies of various combat styles. They are located in Valencia, California.