The Black Belt is one of the most feared karate styles in the world, with its trademark striking moves, powerful kicks, and incredible flexibility.
But is it the most dangerous?
Are its competitors the most impressive?
Do they possess the best combinations of techniques?
In the new issue of Black Belt Magazine, Black Belt magazine editor and editor-in-chief, Andrew Gollner, talks to the top five black belts in the sport.
Kiyoshi Nagata- (1962-2014) 1st dan black belt (2006-2008) 2nd dan black and purple belt (2008-2010) 3rd dan black (2010-2014), 4th dan black, white belt, black belt, and purple (2014-2017) 5th dan black and purple belt (2017)