As tributes were paid to the deceased Bruce Lee one of the greatest point fighting karate tournaments unfolded in Ocean City.
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They called him “Nasty” because he was the best American point fighter of all times.
The most successful martial arts women of all times. Have a look at her kicking skills.
The first defense of a professional fullcontact karate world title was held during the 1975 Battle of Atlanta. Champion Bill Wallace performed against Joe Corley.
A few years back I asked my friend John Corcoran to research and write an article about the early history of Sport Karate in America. An article describing how Americans adopted traditional Asian martial arts like Karate, Tae Kwon Do or Hap Ki Do and turned them in to a competitive fighting sport, first known as: Sport Karate. This later became known as Fullcontact fighting and kickboxing as we know it today. John, who is one of the best martial arts editors and historians I know, wrote an outstanding piece of paper about this and I am happy to have found the original English language copy to post below. This is the first of 2 parts.