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May 27, 1998
To show students that doing well can bring them recognition, the Citizens Advisory Committee of Quarterfield Elementary School has asked The Sun to help publicize its Student of the Week. Winners of the honor must write about themselves.My name is Matthew Robert Mikulsky. I'm 10 years old. I live in Glen Burnie, Maryland. I have two younger brothers, a mom and a dad.I'm a fifth grader at Quarterfield Elementary School. My hobbies are writing comics in my composition notebooks and collecting cards.
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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 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 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.
FEATURES
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 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 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 Dan Fesperman and Dan Fesperman,SUN STAFF | June 13, 2001
At John Anderson's judo club, the first thing you'd better do is bow to your opponent. Show him some respect. Then throw him to the floor. If all goes well, and you end up, say, propping a knee on his chest, or holding his arm in a position where he must either surrender or break a bone, then stand and bow again - no hard feelings here at the dojo - and later you'll head home refreshed, relaxed and ready to approach life with your head screwed on...
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By Curtis Rist | August 6, 2000
ADVANCED DEGREES in physics come in different varieties. At the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, students earn them by writing a dissertation. At the Karate Institute in New York City, they earn them by breaking 1-inch-thick pine boards. Lots of them. Ben Paris, a fourth-degree black belt in tae kwon do, is happy to demonstrate his grasp of the scientific principles. First, he adjusts his belt. Then he lets out a short, sharp yell, snaps his left leg forward and smashes his foot through three boards, showering the mat with splinters.
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