STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – When I passed by the house, in which an old friend had lived back in the ’70s, I saw all this bamboo and Asian design that stopped me in my tracks. Little did I know Shihan (Master) Kaicho Kashimoto was the current owner of 488 King St.
BERNARD Smith has proven age is no barrier when it comes to practising martial arts as the 75 year-old Derry man recently received his Jiu Jitsu ‘coral’ belt at the Foyle Arena. It’s a remarkable achievement and has taken almost 60 years dedication to the gentle art – a sport he has fallen in love with.
WE WUSHU WELL: Irish News photographer Seamus Loughran (centre) is a cut above the rest after being awarded with an elevation in Duanwei grading in the Chinese martial art of Wushu.
Actor-director Jackie Chan, whose balletic choreography and cheeky humor in dozens of martial arts and action films have made him one of the most popular movie stars in the world, will be presented with the Governors Award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.