Center hosts karate classes for kids with autism
LYNN, Mass. (AP) — It might seem counterintuitive to some that kids with autism can benefit from karate, because children on the spectrum sometimes struggle with self-control, according to Susan...
Novel explores making great strides despite impediments
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — "Karate made her feel strong, powerful and independent. Everyone thought that since she had a visual impairment, she would be unable to defend herself. That she always depended on someone to get her out of a situation. She was going to get her black belt to show everyone that she could do it and that she could do anything like everyone else."
Spain reverses stance on Kosovo athletes in the country
MADRID (AP) — The Spanish government has decided to grant athletes from Kosovo the same rights as other nationalities when participating in international competitions held in Spain.
Karate Combat reaches new heights at World Trade Center
NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Lee never dodged a shattered champagne flute.
But one of the earliest KO's suffered at Karate Combat's debut card in New York came when broken glass lined the path toward one corner of the sunken pit where fighters would enter.
Sweep the leg?
How about a sweep of the aisle before someone cuts a foot.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Olympic Committee will ask sports organizations to "carefully consider" allocating events for Serbia or Kosovo to host due to longstanding political and sporting tensions between the Balkan neighbors.
The Olympic body's executive board took the position Thursday after a Kosovo national karate team was blocked from entering Serbia which was hosting the European Championship in May.
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia has banned a Kosovo team from taking part in a karate competition it is hosting, over a political dispute stemming from the former province's declaration of independence.
The government's office for Kosovo said Wednesday that the Kosovo delegation was stopped at the border because they carried state symbols that Belgrade does not recognize.
Pennsylvania Shotokan Karate Club chief instructor Dustin Baldis and two PSKC athletes — Jared and Riley Smith — attended the Team USA training camp at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs Jan. 13-15.
USA Martial Arts Training Centers are West Virginia’s Premier Martial Arts Schools!
Over the last 50 years, there has been one school whose expertise in bringing the best in martial arts training, both physically and mentally, combined with caring knowledge has been a striving success to all ages of local area residents. One school has risen to produce champions as well as bring an abundance of professionalism and the highest quality of certified, trained instructors to the region The USA Martial Arts Training Centers is the result of Master Roger Jarrett's dedication to sharing his dreams and passions not only nationwide, but worldwide. Along with being the chief instructor and president of USA Martial Federation, he holds a 9th Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and Karate, 8th Degree Black Belt in Judo and Jujitsu, and 7th Degree Black Belt in Aikido and Iaido. He is the highest ranked Martial Arts instructor in WV. His training centers are one of the only schools in the state of West Virginia to be recognized by the USA OlympicCommittee.
‘Karate Kid’ revival ‘Cobra Kai’ discussed by former co-stars Elisabeth Shue, Tamlyn Tomita
There's little doubt that cries of "sweep the leg!" and "get him a body bag!" will be echoing across the Twittersphere next year when "The Karate Kid" reunion series "Cobra Kai" bows on YouTube Red.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 10-episode revival will see Ralph Macchio and William Zabka reprise their respective roles of transplanted Jersey boy Daniel LaRusso and bully Johnny Lawrence but now three decades removed from their San Fernando Valley rivalry and climactic karate tournament.
Twins win bronze in international martial arts competition
GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Taking on a predominantly male sport since the age of 7, two sisters have risen to not only be champions in martial arts, but role models for other girls.
Twins Skylar and Ali Rogers, 13, competed in the 2017 World Kickboxing and Karate Union World Championships Aug. 27 to Sept. 1 in Killarney, Ireland. Under the direction of World Karate/Kickboxing Union Team USA, the girls received three bronze medals.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Olympic gold is on the mind of a 23-year-old martial arts instructor.
With the 2020 Summer Olympics including karate for the first time, Ian Turner has the opportunity to join the first U.S. karate team, along with four of his students.
Hub City Diner manager makes a Big difference
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Seven-year-old Aiden Coleman is shy — but not when it comes to quipping with his 39-year-old brother Jason Redmon.
Aiden is quick to deny an interest in plants when Redmon brings them up. Redmon is baffled.
"You do like plants," Redmon says. "Every time you come over to my house you want to go and look at the plants."
"No, I don't like plants," Aiden says.
"Oh," Redmon says with a smile, "I don't think he wants to admit it."
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Blame it on Scooby Doo.
"Scooby-Doo And The Samurai Sword" from 2009 could be responsible for landing Berthoud's 11-year-old Nayah Murphy in "Logan," which hits screens nationwide today and is the final film in the Wolverine franchise that.
It could be a stretch, but Murphy said that when she was 3 years old, watching the animated Great Dane and his gang solving the ultimate martial arts mystery, she decided she wanted to start karate.
Uprooted by war, fearing troops, Myanmar girls learn karate
JE YANG, Myanmar (AP) — Every afternoon, dozens of teenage girls at the school for displaced children line up on the grounds, dressed in white uniforms with belts of various colors: yellow, blue, white. They kick high and jump with glee before settling into their exercises, shouting in Japanese as they punch into the air.
The reason many of these girls are in this class is sobering: They want protection from their own country's military.
IOC approves venues for 5 new sports in 2020 Tokyo Games
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Yokohama Stadium will host the baseball and softball competition at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Yokohama was among the venues approved Wednesday by the IOC executive board for the five new sports on the Tokyo program, along with karate, skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing.
The Yokohama stadium, which was built in 1978 and has an artificial surface, is one of Japan's best known baseball venues.
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