Eric Cantona's legendary karate kick on a Crystal Palace fan back in 1995 has been replayed countless times across the world. And the attack apparently travelled as far as Chile, as Sebastian Pol took a leaf out of the Frenchman's book on Saturday! The Audax Italiano player showed admirable balance teetering on a fence as he aimed a kick at a rowdy Universidad Catolica fan.
Training in traditional martial arts requires physical and mental focus. As contrasted with martial arts that that focus exclusively on competition and fighting, traditional here means those practices emphasizing overall skill and character development with movement patterning.
Eight-year-old Gabriel Bastien, the pride of Endeavour Martial Arts in Ottawa, is competing in the World Kickboxing and Karate Association Championships in Carrara, Italy, this week. Bastien is among the youngest kids competing at this level anywhere, according to sensei James Heaton, the owner of Endeavour Martial Arts.
Congratulations, you're now registered! Let us know what news and updates you want to hear about and we'll send them straight to your inbox. Photographer Charles McQuillan and Mr. Dan Redmond, a pioneer of Karate locally, were guests at the St. Patrick's College prize distribution.
The Orford karateka was one of several Cheshire Martial Arts Centre team members to represent England at the eighth World Union of Karate-Do Federations European Championships in Italy. And the 20-year-old third Dan returned home with gold medals in the Junior, 18-20 years Individual Female All Styles Kata and Senior, 21-35 years Individual Female All Styles Kata categories.
Club chief instructor Andrew Wilson, right, with grading officer Barry Williams and club members Kye Beresford, Sam Savage, Willow Bloomfield, Thomas Walker, Spencer Lowe and Riley Hurst The grading was hosted by the club's chief instructor, Andrew Wilson 4th Dan, with the attendance of grading officer, Barry Williams 6th Dan, a member of the national Shito-Ryu Shukokai Karate Do Association black belt grading panel. Andrew said: “I am delighted with the children's progress over the last few months, which has culminated in taking their first step on the grading ladder.
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A London Olympic torchbearer, Aimee Sell, 21, of Hornchurch, is hoping to open the dojo and 'AS Karate Academy' at New Vibe StudiosBryant Avenue, Romford, on November 16. A karate whizz since she was six years old, the European medalist is hoping to compete at the 2020 games in Tokyo, Japan, as the sport has recently been accepted as an Olympic discipline. She said understanding the hard work and dedication required to become and elite athlete and wants to bring in and train the next generation of future champions from the community.