| May 4, 2015
| 10:20 AM
When the awards started coming in during the 22nd annual North American Grand Nationals for karate, kung fu and tae kwon do, Gerry Cook said he was approached by a reporter from a publication that covers the martial arts.
"He comes up to me and he goes,...
| Apr 27, 2015
| 7:14 PM
Softball was a runaway winner when Tinley Park junior second baseman Lexxie Lux decided on a No. 1 sport.
But it wasn't her first choice.
That was karate, in which she earned a second-degree black belt.
"I started that when I was 5 or 6 years old,"...
| Apr 22, 2015
| 9:27 AM
Deportes: Fútbol y karate.
Edad: 9 años.
Equipos: Team Creek Academy y Sunrise (soccer).
Comida favorita: pasta y albóndigas.
Atletas preferido: Cristiano Ronaldo y Leo Messi.
Meta: obtener un cinturón...
| Apr 14, 2015
| 11:14 AM
In the midst of a suspension for two failed drug tests, former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva is considering a career change.
The MMA star wants to compete in tae kwon do at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
"Everyone knows that for a high-...
| Apr 16, 2015
| 7:40 PM
For his stint on “The Ultimate Fighter,” Vicente Luque was forced to live in a house filled with martial artists – a role Luque had prepared for practically all his life.
Luque’s mother is a black belt in karate, and the...
| Apr 17, 2015
| 9:57 AM
Montgomery County authorities say a 26-year-old karate instructor has been charged with possessing child pornography and they've uncovered evidence he also had inappropriate contact with adolescents at a karate studio.
The Montgomery County Police...
| Apr 6, 2015
| 6:19 PM
A Lehigh Valley karate instructor admitted Monday he had sex with a 15-year-old student, under a plea bargain that came after his victim recanted claims that he had forced himself upon her.
Christopher Calcagni, 51, of Bethlehem pleaded guilty to...
| Mar 27, 2015
| 1:15 PM
"Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive urge for expansion and growth. To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one's potential."
— Bruce Lee
Kamal Minkah is a bailiff by day...
| Mar 17, 2015
| 10:29 AM
"Speak softly and carry a big stick; you'll go far."
— Theodore Roosevelt
I recently visited Jim and Linda Mackey on their 37th wedding anniversary. The two lovebirds live in Hobart. Linda is from the southeast side of Chicago and attended Bowen...
| Mar 6, 2015
| 3:42 PM
Why should I pay to park my car in front of my house ("Residents near Balboa Village polled on parking," Feb. 20)? I've lived here for 40 years and now the city wants to charge me to park my car. Ridiculous. It's the principle of the thing.
| Mar 2, 2015
| 7:31 AM
At the Mount Dora/Eustis Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy, the goal is teaching students self-protection.
The academy, which has been in business for a year, recently moved from Mount Dora to 2750 Dillard Road, Suites 9 and 10, Eustis. It's run by the...