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  • Glenview man with cerebral palsy competes in international karate

    Glenview man with cerebral palsy competes in international karate
    Kevin Kucbor stared straight ahead, a pair of onyx studs in his ears and a black belt around his waist. "Kanku Dai!" he shouted, the name of the kata, or series of movements he would perform. Kucbor stepped with purpose around the mat at the North...
  • Black belt educator aims to preserve Okinawan culture

    Black belt educator aims to preserve Okinawan culture
    Jude Ferguson hears it often, from parents who’d love to have someplace to take their kids after school, to something that will keep them active and fully engaged. “Some parents want something that can put some discipline in their child&...
  • Another Stand Your Ground case in Florida continues the controversy

    MIAMI Tyrone Smith knew how to use his fists. Around his Miami Gardens neighborhood, the 19-year-old was known as the "Karate Kid" because he taught local children self-defense and how to stand up to bullies. But when Smith felt insulted and began...
  • Around Town: Karate studio plans fundraising tournament

    Bob White's Karate Studio in Costa Mesa will present its 10th annual invitational karate tournament in March. The event at Edison High School in Huntington Beach will be held from March 20 to 22. Net proceeds will benefit Royal Family Kids, a nonprofit...
  • Local fitness options

    Free Fitness Aikido: Join us for 8 free aikido classes. Morning and evening classes, 7 days a week. Please call for schedule. Shindai Aikikai Aikido Dojo, 1940 Brengle Ave., Orlando. Details: 407-294-1047 or http://www.shindai.com. Beginner Line...
  • Man uses poetry to lure 12-year-old karate student into sexual activity

    Man uses poetry to lure 12-year-old karate student into sexual activity
    A former South Florida martial arts instructor admitted Wednesday that he used a 12-year-old fellow student's love of poetry to lure her into a sexual relationship. Alexander Johnson, 41, of Boca Raton, is facing 10 years to life in federal prison after...
  • Karate teacher faces trial in sexual assault of teen student

    Karate teacher faces trial in sexual assault of teen student
    In a clear voice, a woman testified Wednesday that her private karate instructor lavished her with compliments and became angry when she wouldn't return his affection. The woman said she was 14 when Christopher Calcagni gave her karate lessons in her...
  • Karate kid is golden at Jr. Pan American Games

    For 12-year-old Zoe Meszaro, the sparkle was around her neck and on her face on the podium Competing in the Under-14 Division of the Elite Kata category, the Weston youngster had a gold medal performance during the recent Junior Pan American Games in...
  • Bethlehem police: Karate instructor sexually assaulted teen student

    Bethlehem police: Karate instructor sexually assaulted teen student
    Bethlehem police charged a karate instructor Wednesday with sexually assaulting a teen student two years ago. Christopher Calcagni, 51, of the 1700 block of Broadway in Salisbury Township, was charged with statutory sexual assault of a child, indecent...
  • ECHN welcomes Dr. Philip D. DeGaetano to staff

    Eastern Connecticut Health Network (ECHN) welcomes Philip D. DeGaetano, DO, to its active medical staff. DeGaetano joined Eastern Connecticut Medical Professionals Foundation, Inc. in its multispecialty group practice located at 175 West Road in...
  • Judah Friedlander brings his stand-up comedy act to Chicago

    Judah Friedlander brings his stand-up comedy act to Chicago
    Judah Friedlander never breaks character. That's not easy to do when that character is essentially your actual personality. Or, wait. Would that make it even simpler? Regardless, what you see is exactly what and who you get: a wacky-yet-controlled...