A Scunthorpe man who runs a martial arts club has been named today as the BBC Look North (East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire) Unsung Hero award winner. Stuart Usher, an engineer from Scunthorpe’s Ore Preparation Plant, has beaten off tough competition to be shortlisted for this national BBC award and is now heading for the national finals of the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Unsung Hero awards in December.
Published November 14, 2017 at 2:59 PM Two decades ago, Helen Liang lay in her hospital bed in despair after being told that she had only two weeks to live. As a master in Chinese Wushu (“Wushu” translates to “martial arts” in English), she was trained to overcome obstacles, but this was by the far the most challenging and heartbreaking moment of her life.
Editor’s Note: This piece was originally published in the March 2004 issue of Black Belt magazine. The time and age references have been left intact for this posting. Violence lives in our schools and on our streets. Divorce rates are soaring, and literacy rates are plunging.
Interview with ‘Wonder Woman’ Dr. Seema Rao: “I hold honour and duty above material gains” – Star of Mysore
There are scores of Indian women with their remarkable and selfless work to the society who are becoming role models. Be it an autorickshaw driver, bus driver or women heading NGOs, driving metro trains, joining the armed forces, they are conquering new frontiers.