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  • Mailbag: Fond memories of karate master

    I enjoyed Michael Miller's piece in the Independent on sensei Fumio Demura (Life & Arts, Feb. 19). He's a wonderful teacher who finds the fun in learning the discipline and understands respect for the martial arts. It's been well past three decades since...
  • Lunar New Year celebrated at Golf Mill Mall

    The Golf Mill Shopping Center held its first ever Lunar New Year celebration on Thursday, Feb 19. The event included a performance by Chicago-based Yelin Korean Traditional Drum Troupe, a Tae Kwon Do demonstration by Golf Mill's Shim's Martial Arts...
  • Events will honor karate master with 'Karate Kid' connections, famous students

    Events will honor karate master with 'Karate Kid' connections, famous students
    When you've taught as long as Fumio Demura, you get elaborate anniversary parties. And distinguished guests. The 76-year-old karate master, who runs the Shito-Ryu Karate-Do Genbu-Kai International dojo across the street from Santa Ana College, will...
  • Tinley Park man confronts snowplow driver with karate

    Tinley Park man confronts snowplow driver with karate
    A 64-year old Tinley Park man threatened to "spit on" and "fight" a village public works snowplow driver while making "a karate-style motion" during a dispute, according to a police report. The "karate" incident occurred about 10 a.m. Feb. 3, although...
  • 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&...
  • Ex-karate teacher imprisoned for sex with 12-year-old

    Ex-karate teacher imprisoned for sex with 12-year-old
    Using flattery and a 12-year-old girl's love of poetry, a former South Florida martial arts instructor lured the child into a sexual relationship. On Friday, Alexander Johnson was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison and supervision for the rest of...
  • Mount Dora Health and Fitness Expo aimed at helping people stay in shape

    Mount Dora Health and Fitness Expo aimed at helping people stay in shape
    MOUNT DORA — A variety of approaches to getting and staying fit and healthy will be the focus of the second annual Mount Dora Health and Fitness Expo, bringing together area businesses and organizations geared toward building a strong and well...
  • 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...