March 23, 2015 |
This is a very important day in the life of any martial artist," said the sensei, the teacher, to his students seated before him, "but especially for Bob, who started his journey late in life. "Bob, please take care of everybody. Try not to hurt them. " Bob O'Hare, who turns 80 this week, was about to be tested for his black belt in Aikido. His best friends - from college, from his first job at Univac in the 1950s, guys with canes - came Saturday to the River of Life Martial Arts & Wellness Center, the dojo, in Fort Washington to share in the big moment.
July 3, 2013
Actor Jim Kelly, 67, who played a glib American martial artist in Enter the Dragon , with Bruce Lee, died of cancer Saturday at his home in San Diego, his ex-wife Marilyn Dishman said. Sporting an Afro hairstyle and sideburns, Mr. Kelly made a splash with his one-liners and fight scenes in the 1973 martial-arts classic. His later films included Three the Hard Way, Black Belt Jones , and Black Samurai. During a 2010 interview with Salon.com, Mr. Kelly said he started studying martial arts in 1964 in Kentucky and later moved to California where he earned a black belt in karate.
November 7, 2012 |
When his 6-year-old nephew wouldn't cooperate in picking out his school clothes for the next day, a Delaware County man - a black belt in karate - beat him to death, officials said. Paul Adams, 38 of Wallingford, allegedly lashed Tyreece Charlow with a large belt after the child failed to follow directions promptly, the District Attorney's Office said. "The beating lasted 45 minutes," District Attorney Jack Whelan said. He called the incident a "heinous, savage beating," adding that medical examiner's staff said they had not seen a worse case of child abuse.
October 10, 2012 |
ON SATURDAY afternoon at the Linc, as Temple's football team put the finishing touches on an eventful return to the Big East after eight seasons, Montel Harris said it felt like "old times. " As in, keep feeding him the rock and watch as something good happens. With victory all but secured, the newest Owl made sure by running 35 yards for a touchdown off the right side, one play after Marcus Green had blocked a field goal that would have put South Florida ahead with just over a minute left.
September 11, 2012 |
Joseph Henry Lewis, 68, of Wayne, a karate grand master and kickboxing champion who developed a martial-arts training system, died Friday, Aug. 31, of a brain tumor at Coatesville Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Mr. Lewis, a 10th-degree black belt, was U.S. karate champion from 1966 to 1969. In 1971, he retired as undefeated U.S. heavyweight kickboxing champion. He was featured in both the Ring, a boxing magazine, and Sports Illustrated. In 1975, Mr. Lewis was inducted into the Black Belt Magazine Hall of Fame.
May 15, 2012 |
Police today released a surveillance video of three men wanted in the theft of a safe containing $100,000 in cash and jewelry during a daylight burglary in Society Hill. The brazen heist took place around lunchtime on Monday, April 30, on the 500 block of Spruce Street. Police said the trio arrived about 8:10 a.m. in a black SUV and parked it on the corner of Sixth and Cypress Streets. They remained inside the vehicle until about 12:40 p.m. They broke into the residence through a side window and pried the safe from the floor, police said, The video shows one of the burglars, all of whom wore gray hoodies, lugging the safe across the street to the waiting SUV, before fleeing south on Sixth Street just before 1 p.m. Police provided the following descriptions: Suspect No. 1: Black male,20 years-of-age, medium build, medium complexion, light facial hair, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, light blue jeans, black belt, sneakers Suspect No. 2: Black male, 20 years-of-age, 5-feet, 8-inches to 5-feet, 10-incges tall, medium build, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, gray sweatpants, dark sneakers Suspect No. 3: Black male, 20 years-of-age, 6-feet tall, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, dark sweatpants with a white stripe on side, dark baseball cap. He carried the safe.
February 10, 2012 |
TWO DECADES after calling it a career, Tim Kerr still holds the Flyers' record for 50-goal seasons (four straight, starting in 1983-84), and the NHL mark for power-play goals in one season (34, in 1985-86). Skill obviously had a bunch to do with that. But it was as much about the way did his job. Most of the time, he planted himself in front of the net looking to make something happen, a style that came with certain physical consequences. There's a reason he once had five shoulder surgeries in a 14-month period.
August 22, 2011 |
Brian Rago and Zak Maxwell are martial artists and business partners. Together they teach Brazilian jujitsu at Gracie Academy Philadelphia, the school they operate at the Optimal Gym in Queen Village. Both have earned black belts in this physical and mental discipline, which combines the aggression of street-fighting and wrestling with the grace of ballet. Both are disciples of the style of jujitsu popularized by the legendary Gracie family of Brazil. And both have competed and succeeded in international competition.
June 22, 2011 |
WHEN A CRAB took hold of Pat Wilson's finger and wouldn't let go, she looked it dead in the eye and said, "You go in the pot first!" Pat Wilson was not only the "world's best crabber," as her daughter described her, but she had an irrepressible wit that didn't fail her even with a crab hanging on her finger. Or when she was diagnosed with cancer. She wouldn't say the word but referred to it as "this silly thing they say I've got," and her natural optimism never dimmed. Patricia Ann Wilson, onetime entertainment reporter for the Inquirer, a Civil Air Patrol pilot during World War II, a black-belt karate expert who studied in Japan and a woman much cherished for her quirky charm, died of cancer Sunday.
April 12, 2011 |
Somewhere deep down on the long list of Pierce Phillips' special qualities is his lack of hearing. Phillips, a senior at Highland Regional High School in Blackwood, is deaf. That might seem noteworthy to some people, but the folks close to the affable teenager with the curly brown hair are more impressed with his success in school, his sunny disposition, and his swing. Especially his swing. "The best way to describe him is that he's the same as everybody else," said Highland senior infielder/pitcher Tyler Hinchliffe, a Boston College recruit.