| 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 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...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 12:19 PM
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...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 12:01 PM
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...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 10:10 AM
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&...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 5:09 PM
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...