MONROE COUNTY – For Rusty Jenkins, life had become mundane. “Life in the factories for me, anyway, it was miserable. I would literally get sick to my stomach driving to those jobs,” he said. Over time, bad habits emerged from the dissatisfaction.
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A kung-fu expert – dubbed Jackie Chan by his kids – has been hailed a hero after he fought off a hammer-wielding bank robber. Omi Bhatia was standing in the queue at Lloyds bank when the would-be robber pushed past him and demanded money from the cashier.
Musko, geri, yuko, dachi and kihon. These five words which define meditation, kick, block, stance and basics is a technique that karate extraordinaire, Kyoshi Eric Govender of Malvern, has adhered to for the past 47 years.
Shihan Joe Nesta and Sensei Bill Powers have close to 90 years of combined experience in the martial arts. Their friendship dates back to the late 1970s. Holder of the highest ranking in Nick Cerio’s Kenpo in the United States, Nesta, 62, is the owner of Nesta’s Kenpo Karate at 701 Salem St.