These students of Franz Karate in Auburn earned Professional Karate Commission regional titles for the 2017 season.
The Karate Kid saga continues with the first full-length trailer released Wednesday on YouTube for “Cobra Kai,” a new original series. It's been 34 years since we saw Karate Kid Daniel LaRusso beat Johnny Lawrence in the epic show down in “Karate Kid.”
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship Heavyweight champion, Fabricio Werdum , will collide with former Bellator strap-hanger, Alexander Volkov , this Saturday inside The 02 Arena in London, England. Werdum is among the most active and successful Heavyweights in the world.
Olivia Brodie won the girls 12-to-13 year-old, 35-kilogram kumite division at last week's official Karate Canada National Championships in Halifax, N.S. Brodie also won a silver medal in the girls 12-13 kata division, and she'll represent Canada in both disciplines. Brodie is qualified to compete for Canada at the upcoming international tournaments Pan-Am Karate Championships in Brazil in August and is on the early track to qualify for a future Olympics, perhaps from 2028, said her karate sensei Richard Mosdell of Kenzen Sports Karate.
Avon's own Shihan Nahid Farzinzad was inducted into the Association of Women's Martial Arts Instructors Hall of Fame on Feb. 24. The AWMAI Hall of Fame leaders seek out women instructors, who have earned senior level ranking in various Martial Arts styles and have at least 30 years of experience in their discipline. Shihan has studied Kyokushin Karate for the past 33 years as a student of her husband, Kaicho David Farzinzad, the founder of the International Kyokushinkai Union and owner of Avon Karate.
“The provincials tested true to be a high-quality event of competitors, and the Kelowna athletes really showed a lot of heart and determination to see it to the end with all their events,” Atkin said. “Very proud that we have over seven members that qualified for the provincial team to represent our province at the JKA national championships in Toronto.”
On Sunday night, Fox aired “O.J. Simpson: The Lost Confession,” a two-hour special that the network has been promoting as a must-see interview that was recently “found.” Originally shot in 2006, Simpson gives a “hypothetical” confession to the 1994 murders of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman.