The Superior Martial Artist

"There are no superior martial arts, only superior martial artists"

Category: Karate (Page 1 of 12)

Black-belt granny is an inspiration at age 80

Black-belt granny is an inspiration at age 80

The schoolyard debate of “my dad can beat your dad” is a hard one to settle, but Connor and Cole Astaire can say their grandmother could probably beat any of their friends’. This week, Gale Trumbeaux received her third-degree black belt, which she tested for as a celebration of her 80th birthday.

 

Kevin Benson, a 5th degree black belt, has been teaching martial arts for more than 25 years

Kevin Benson, a 5th degree black belt, has been teaching martial arts for more than 25 years

MINDEN – The family that kicks together sticks together. That’s been the case for Kevin Benson and his family. Benson has been teaching karate for 25 years at his American Championship Karate school in Minden. His passion for martial arts spread to his wife, Colleen, his three children and nieces and nephew, all of whom have earned black belts under Benson’s instruction.

Karate teacher with debilitating disease defies odds with award win

Karate teacher defies odds to win lifetime award

IT WAS the diagnosis that made him fear that he would have to give up his passion. Sixty-two-year-old West End karate teacher David Morris, has taught more than 10,000 youngsters over four decades. David struggles to go shopping and put on clothes due to Parkinson’s.

Age no barrier for South Canterbury’s newest karate sensei after Auckland grading

Age no barrier for South Canterbury’s newest karate sensei after Auckland grading

Two South Canterbury karate enthusiasts showed age is no barrier as they passed their gradings in Auckland. Pauline Jackson, 59, and Neil Culling, 47, have been involved in karate for years and were overwhelmed to have made it to sandan, the third rank of 10 in black belts.

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