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Martial Arts Illustrated January 2010

The January 2010 edition of Martial Arts Illustrated magazine.

Martial Arts Illustrated January 2010 Cover

008 CLASH OF THE TITANS 2009
Yes, we know it’s a bit self indulgent to have our own event as the the cover story… However, we’re properly proud of last month’s Clash of the Titans – it was a smashing event with the kind of support we haven’t seen since the last recession! Read all about it.

020 DAVID CARRADINE
Andrew Staton rounds up all the martial arts instructional material the the late, great Carradine left with his passing.

026 PREMIER KARATE
Several of modern Karate’s greatest exponents gathered together for the mother of all Karate seminars…

032 CK CHOI INTERVIEWED
A rare and exclusive interview with the venerated Taekwondo Grandmaster.

040 ALEX GILLIS
The journalist and Taekwondo practitioner discusses his controversial book, A Killing Art.

046 FELIPE DE SOUZA
Felipe De Souza
The nicest guy in BJJ talks to MAI about the fastest growing BJJ academy in the UK.

052 PETER CONSTERDINE
The BCA expert looks back over the past year in martial arts…

058 THE MAI HALL OF FAME
Presented at the recent Clash of the Titans, MAI honours the best in martial arts.

070 EARLY CROSSTRAINING
We look at the wartime pioneers of cross training such as Fairbairn and Dempsey.

074 CHRIS CRUDELLI
The BBC’s face of martial arts talks about old school fore-arm conditioning.

078 RICHARD BUSTILLO
Richard Bustillo
The Iron Dragon of Jeet Kune Do talks to MAI about his life and times.

084 TAI CHI: THE SKIRMISH ART?
Steve Rowe looks at the history of combative Tai Chi – the bouncer’s favourite.

088 LEE HASDELL
The face of UK MMA talks with Idai Makaya about fight conditioning.

092 YORKSHIRE CHAMPS
A report from the final event, for now…

100 DOCE PARES
Doce Pares
Danny Guba searches for a UK team to compete at the World Champs.

106 UFC ROUND-UP
Err. Like the title says…

112 GEOFF THOMPSON
The master of allegories returns with a leper.

128 TAEKWONDO SEMINAR
Seelan Rengasamy teaches tactics for the new Olympic Taekwondo rules.

132 MASTERCLASS
Justyn Billingham continues his educational look at improving your kicks.

142 WRAPPING UP TROUBLE
Andy Moorhouse wonders whether excessive hand wrapping is breeding a generation of weak wristed martial artists.

148 MARTIAL THERAPIST
Gavin King returns with his look at common injuries in the martial arts.