Dora King overcame several obstacles alongside her husband, Jacky King, from having guns pulled on them to sleeping on mats at their karate schools. Jacky King, a 65-year-old Flint icon, martial arts master and life-long community leader, passed away Thursday Dec. 13 after a battle with brain cancer.
Members of Go-Kan Ryu Karate-Do make the most of the weather during their end of year karate beach training session at Browns Bay, Auckland, on Sunday. Photo / Dean Purcell The glorious weekend weather is set to continue, with fine and sunny conditions forecast for most of the country today.
On Saturday night, at the Neal S. Blaisdell Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, the second leg of Bellator's doubleheader went down, with the budding star, Ilima-Lei Macfarlane, retaining her flyweight title with a third-round triangle choke submission of Valerie Letourneau in the main event of Bellator 213. Things started off well as the hometown hero had an incredible walkout, highlighting her Hawaiian heritage and amping up the crowd.
RUNNING THE PROGRAMME: New World United Karate Organization Bahamian Sensei Julian Rolle, left, and Trinidadian facilitator Sensei Darryl Williams confer during the referees' course in the Bahamas on Saturday last. RUNNING THE PROGRAMME: New World United Karate Organization Bahamian Sensei Julian Rolle, left, and Trinidadian facilitator Sensei Darryl Williams confer during the referees' course in the Bahamas on Saturday last.
Not content with winning two gold medals and a bronze at the recent South West Championships of the Karate Union of Great Britain, William Don has achieved Nidan status. Uffculme School pupil William achieved his black belt two years ago and since then has diligently trained three times every week in order to progress to Nidan level.