The 21-year-old fourth dan, from Orford, claimed gold in the individual female 21-35 years Rengokai kata at the UWK World Karate Championships. Second dan Rio Johnson came away with two medals, including the top prize in the individual male 13-14 years Ippon kumite category.
Nipigon's Montana Sacchetti earned a bronze medal at the World Karate and Kickboxing Commission championships held Nov. 4-11 in Orlando, Fla. The 16-year-old kickboxer competed in three events – traditional form, weapons form and point fighting – and earned the bronze in point fighting.
As 40 years have passed, people sometimes use words like legend or myth about the time Elvis Presley jumped from his limousine at a Madison intersection, assumed a karate stance and halted a fight he spotted at a gas station. Bruce Frey went to see Elvis Presley perform in Madison on June 24, 1977, and took this photograph.
Austin Galeski , who competes with the Axsom Martial Arts team, took his competitive career to new heights last weekend as the 2015 Menchville High graduate won two gold medals and a team bronze at the United World Karate World Championships in Montecatini-Terme, Italy, from Nov. 30-Dec. 3. A bronze medal came first, as Galeski teamed with Jason Nishime and Luke Sartino for a third-place finish in the team kumite event. As a member of Team AAU USA, Galeski was part of a national team effort that saw 13 medals earned on the first day.
So, I woke up Sunday morning a little worse for wear simply because Saturday had been wonderful and wonderful days require the follow up of a wonderful night augmented with adult beverages and, of course, celebration and discussion of the day's events. Late Saturday afternoon, the good times began when the media finally confirmed that Scott Frost was actually on board as Nebraska's newest head coach.
Savino Quatela started practising taekwondo when was three years old, and started mixed martial arts at five years old. The eight-year-old is an online sensation after a video of him competing at the NASKA Diamond Nationals karate tournament was posted to Facebook and picked up millions of views in mere days.
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