| 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...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 5:00 PM
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...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 9:03 AM
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...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 2:59 PM
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...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 10:31 AM
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...
| Sep 30, 2014
Get Fit DeLand Mayor Fitness Challenge: 5-7 p.m. Oct. 1; Kick off event for the ten week challenge. Sanborn Center, 751 S Alabama Ave, DeLand. Activities will vary from park to park and at Florida Hospital. For details, cost, and registration:...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 6:53 PM
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...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 10:26 AM
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...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 6:34 PM
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...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 5:02 PM
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...