In this article, we'll tell you about the legendary Black Men mastering martial arts.
Numerous stories about Black men harassed and brutalized by police create the impression that African-Americans can’t fight back. This has never been true! The history knows quite a few Black men who specialized in martial arts and even created their own viable systems.
Grand Master Ron Van Clief, who brought Chinese Goju techniques to America and who got the name of “The Black Dragon” from Bruce Lee himself.
The legendary Martial Artist Jim Kelly, whose cinematic appearances were a real celebration of Black pride and athleticism. Jim Kelly starred in eight movies with Bruce Lee and “Black Belt Jones. His talent inspired an entire generation of Black youth to become involved in Martial Arts.
Dr Moses Powell (also known as Musa Muhammad), who developed his own style of Jiu Jitsu that was called “Sanuces Ryu” (“The Complete Self Defense”) and became the first Martial Artist invited to perform at the United Nations.
Grand master Robert “Sugar” Crosson, who creates martial arts workouts for famous actors, hip-hop artists, other celebrities including Mike Tyson (once).
Professor and Master Ronald Duncan, being the first internationally recognized American Ninja, who founded American Ninjitsu. He is a real impersonation of Black power as his style includes many different martial art forms like Hakko Ryu Jujitsu, Dai-nippon Jujitsu Ryu, Sosuishi Ryu, Kin Dai Gakko Ryu, Aikido, Aiki-Jujitsu, Kempo, Kobujitsu (weaponry), and Shinobino-jitsu (Ninjitsu).
Each time you are confronted remember Black men know how to fight back and it’s up to you to decide how tolerant, calm and forgiving you may be.