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By Mary Corey | March 10, 1991
Thelma Banks Cox, HistorianWhen Thelma Banks Cox retired from the Baltimore City school system eight years ago, she could have basked in her accomplishments: ascending from teacher to assistant superintendent, serving on the State Board of Higher Education, being the first black president of the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland.Instead, she decided to pursue a lifelong interest -- local black history.Two years ago, Dr. Cox formed the African-American Heritage Society and, with the help of 105 members, has created self-guided tours of black landmarks in Baltimore, researched the 36 city schools named for famous blacks and chronicled these findings in two pamphlets.
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,Sun Staff Writer | February 9, 1995
A Brooklyn Park man sued a Harundale karate school yesterday for $1 million, charging that a kick from his instructor broke his nose, jaw and cheekbone and forced him to miss a month of work.Joseph Gill Gadow, 32, of the 4900 block of Brookwood Road alleges that Brian Soe, an instructor at Kim's Karate in Harundale Mall "maliciously" kicked him in the face in 1994, causing the injuries.Mr. Gadow, a first-degree black belt, agreed on July 7, 1994, to spar with Mr. Soe, who is a third-degree black belt.
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By Dan Thanh Dang and Dan Thanh Dang,Staff Writer | July 14, 1993
Like many other girls her age, Nichole Colley of Glen Burnie gracefully danced ballet, tap and jazz for almost eight years.But unlike other girls, she gave it all up two years ago, to "be like dad" and take up tae kwon do."I wanted to try it because my dad used to fight," said Nichole, 12, a student at Lion Choi's Tae Kwon Do School in Glen Burnie who recently placed second at the Junior National Olympics."Ballet and all that other stuff just started getting in the way so I dropped it," she added.
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By Tom Dunkel and Tom Dunkel,Sun Staff | August 24, 2003
It looks like a piece of minimalist art, but those are samples of the seven, ascending achievement belts (white, yellow, orange, green, purple, brown, and black) hanging on one wall of Shotokan Karate Club of Maryland. It takes on average 3 1/2 years to progress from white to first-level black belt. Only about one in 300 students gets that far, according to Farid Amin, who regularly teaches at the club. Karate is a demanding pastime. Those who stick with it say the key is to not become too color- conscious.
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,Sun Staff Writer | February 9, 1995
A Brooklyn Park man sued a Harundale karate school yesterday for $1 million, charging that a kick from his instructor broke his nose, jaw and cheekbone and forced him to miss a month of work.Joseph Gill Gadow, 32, of the 4900 block of Brookwood Road alleges that Brian Soe, an instructor at Kim's Karate in Harundale Mall "maliciously" kicked him in the face in 1994, causing the injuries.Mr. Gadow, a first-degree black belt, agreed on July 7, 1994, to spar with Mr. Soe, who is a third-degree black belt.
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By Shanon D. Murray | October 9, 1995
Students from an Ellicott City karate school encountered the biggest barrier imaginable -- fighting an undefeated team on their own turf -- while competing in their first tournament.The local students lost the match against the Okinawa champions by only two points, but won fifth place in the world tournament in Japan in August.For instructor Jim Lilley, the contest was a chance to renew his ties with the island expert who taught him traditional Japanese karate more than three decades ago, Takeshi Miyagi.
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By Debra Taylor Young and Debra Taylor Young,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 16, 2001
PETER HILTZ, headmaster of Ake No Myojo Budo Inc., Morning Star Martial Arts in Eldersburg, has won two awards in a major karate competition. He won third place in forms competition and fourth place in the Senior Blackbelt weapons division at the 15th annual International Shorinjiryu Shinzen karate tournament in New York City this month. Hiltz is a fourth-degree black belt and chief instructor at Morning Star and conducts classes for Sykesville Parks and Recreation. The Shorinjiryu Shinzen tournament included more than 200 practitioners from the United States, Canada, India and other Shorinjiryu schools.
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By SHERRY GRAHAM | July 12, 1994
A sign hanging in the International Tae Kwon Do Karate Academy in Eldersburg urges students to be humble, gentle, strong, honest, loyal and courteous. To always stand for justice and to respect and help one another.These attributes conflicted with my idea of tae kwon do and karate.But Master Bun Huor, owner and chief instructor at the academy, says there's no conflict.He noted the benefits of tae kwon do and karate. Besides teaching the skills of unarmed combat, he says, they provide physical conditioning while improving balance, flexibility, timing, general muscle tone and joint strength.
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By Gary Lambrecht and Gary Lambrecht,Staff Writer | June 28, 1992
Eric Helms and Ki Ho Park may not appear threatening, but one look at this pair on a sparring mat is enough to dispel that notion.They are, for the most part, typical teen-agers. Helms, a tall, slender 16-year-old, is heading into his senior year at Mount Hebron High School, where he's a good student and a three-sport athlete. Park, a small, slightly built, 15-year-old, just finished his freshman year at Hebron. He will probably be a soccer teammate of Helms this fall.Where Helms and Park differ from the average teen-ager is their mastery of another pursuit -- tae kwon do, a Korean self-defense system much like karate.
SPORTS
By Ken Murray, The Baltimore Sun | October 26, 2010
Each week, we bring you a Q&A with a Ravens player to help you get to know him better. Today's guest is safety Haruki Nakamura, 24, a third-year veteran who grew up in a family of judo champions and played football to forge his own identity in the family. Question: How far back does you family's judo tradition run? Answer: It started with my father [Ryozo]. He was actually being shuffled around the world to teach judo. He came from Japan to the United States in the '60s and ended up being one of the top referees in judo.
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