Sempei Sebastian Dole, left, advanced to his purple belt. He has been involved with the Kempo Karate Martial Arts Organization for over 10 years.
More than A 450,000 in compensation was claimed for teachers assaulted by pupils – including one who had their kneecap kicked off. Teachers injuries at the hands of pupils included a broken kneecap, injured ribs and even damaged ribs after a flying karate kick attack Assaults on teachers by violent pupils have contributed to compensation payouts of more than 450,000 in the last year.
Gurnee resident Ryan Brown, who trains at a Palatine location of the Illinois Shotokan Karate Club, wins the Jennifer Malloy Memorial Scholarship award. Nearly $60,000 in scholarships were awarded at the annual Illinois Shotokan Booster Club Karate Awards Banquet Nov. 12 at the Meadows Club in Rolling Meadows.
A hapless armed raider looking for “easy money” got more than he bargained for on Christmas Eve when he tackled a shop run by a karate black belt. Sibu Kuruvilla sprang into action when an assailant came into the Leicester business he has spent three years building up, brandishing what appeared to be a pistol.
The grades awarded by the panel of seniors included 4th Dan to Victoria Mannion, 3rd Dan to Brendan Dolan, 2nd Dan to Ray Millet, seven 1st Dans. Sensei Tom Green 7th Dan Shotokan added: “This is one of the best gradings we have had – the standard is really high.”