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2010-01-12 07:25:00

COLUMBIA, S.C., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Competitors of all martial arts styles will be given an opportunity to represent their city or state team and compete for the National Championship -- The Kumite. "For over sixty years, martial artists have honed their skills in one-on-one combat in hopes of being the best of the best, or becoming the next Chuck Norris or Bruce Lee," said Dexter Kennedy, President of the National Martial Arts League (NMAL). "But so far no one, including investors,...

2009-03-10 15:34:45

Authorities in Pennsylvania said a man pleaded guilty to indecent exposure after he emerged naked from his home and challenged his neighbors to a karate fight. Gary Jones, 47, pleaded guilty to a first-degree misdemeanor charge. Three children less than 16 years of age were among those who saw him walk out of his house naked, The (Hanover, Pa.) Evening Sun reported Tuesday. Jones, of Gettysburg, was sentenced to one month in jail followed by two months of house arrest and 21 months of...

2009-01-02 07:15:00

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., Jan. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Today's fast-paced, demanding culture often makes it challenging to find ways to establish and maintain good physical and mental health. Karate, which is most commonly recognized as a means of self-defense, can also serve as a surprisingly effective vehicle to help anyone achieve a fit body; relieve stress; build character, confidence and self-esteem; learn self-discipline; and improve his or her leadership skills. Karate For Your Body...

2008-11-11 12:30:00

Jaden Smith, the 10-year-old son of Hollywood actor Will Smith, is set to star in a new addition to "The Karate Kid" franchise, Variety.com said. The younger Smith is a martial arts practitioner who has appeared in "The Pursuit of Happyness" and will soon be seen in "The Day the Earth Stood Still." The new "Karate Kid" movie is being produced by Jerry Weintraub, who worked on the first three movies, starring 1980s teen idol Ralph Macchio and the late Pat Morita, as well as a fourth flick...

2008-08-29 09:00:37

By HATTIE BROWN GARROW By Hattie Brown Garrow The Virginian-Pilot SUFFOLK Susan Bateman's karate students "looked forward to" an endurance technique requiring the pupils to go into a pushup position and take as many "taps" to the abdomen as they could stand. That's what Bateman told Circuit Court Judge Westbrook Parker on Thursday during her four-hour trial . The instructor, a third- degree black belt, was accused of kicking an 11-year-old more than 200 times during a Nov. 7...

2005-07-08 05:41:50

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - International Olympic Committee members refused to add any new sports to the Games program on Friday. The IOC's rejection of squash and karate leaves the London 2012 program with 26 sports. They overwhelmingly rejected bids from rugby sevens, golf and roller sports as well as squash and karate after baseball and softball had been axed earlier on Friday. Members selected squash and karate to be put forward for a vote to give them Olympic status, but then refused to...

Word of the Day
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.