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  • UFC star Anderson Silva turns his sights toward Olympics

    UFC star Anderson Silva turns his sights toward Olympics
    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-...
  • Life's work: 'Ultimate Fighter' contestant started training at age 3

    Life's work: 'Ultimate Fighter' contestant started training at age 3
    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...
  • Karate teacher to serve up to 4 years for sex with student

    Karate teacher to serve up to 4 years for sex with student
    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...
  • Manes: Martial arts instructor still a good man

    Manes: Martial arts instructor still a good man
    "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...
  • Manes: Retired cartoonist from Hobart still a kick

    Manes: Retired cartoonist from Hobart still a kick
    "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...
  • Mailbag: Permit parking comes with a big payoff — places to park

    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. I've heard...
  • Jui Jitsu Academy expands to serve its 70 students

    Jui Jitsu Academy expands to serve its 70 students
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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&...
  • 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...