I wouldn't let a staged/posed photo in a commercial magazine article unduly concern me. Who knows the author's intent, or whether that particular image was even intended to appear in the article with that caption? Mix ups in editing have apparently been known to occur.
Some of you guys seem intent on making me feel old. I was born in the early 50's ...
While magazines are interesting and entertaining, it's not like they're remotely able to take the place of a qualified live instructor/trainer.
Then again, when I was a teenager I bought a slew of the Bruce Tegner books 2-3 years before I actually started formal martial arts training. Not quite the same thing.
I wish I'd all of those books in my collection, though. I think I only have a couple of them remaining.