Season 1, Episode 7


In this Episode of the Legends of Carolina Martial Arts podcast we talk with the one and only Jay Bell and are joined by special guest Magic Johnson.

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Excerpt: on getting his Blackbelt

Excerpt: On the concept of Versatility

Excerpt: On his time fighting overseas and traveling

Excerpt: On the most important thing he’s done in the Martial Arts

971 – Started Karate, Hayes Taylor YMCA

1976 – Graduated from Northeast High School
Greensboro, N.C.

1976 – Promoted to 1st Degree Black Belt
Lawrence McSwain, Zanshin Kai Goju Ryu

1977 – Promoted to 2nd Degree Black Belt
Darrell Wilson, Kyokushin Kai

1977-78 – Winter Festival Karate Open
Black Belt Kumite, Lightweight 1st Place

1978 – Mid Atlantic Karate Open
Grand Champion Black Belt

1978 – Promoted to 3rd Degree Black Belt