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The Orange County Register: Dynamic Duo Earn Brown Belts!  Read about Kathy’s & Brett’s journey to Brown Belt through challenges like autism & Down’s Syndrome. Read article

Eyewitness News ABC 7Korean War Veteran, 85, Earn Black Belt.  An elderly Fullerton man has a new lease on life, thanks to karate. On Saturday, he achieved a major milestone by getting his black belt. Watch video

The Orange County Register: 85-Year-Old Fullerton Man Earns Black Belt in Karate.  When Chuck Geitner moved to Fullerton from Wisconsin in 2010, he decided to take up karate for the first time. On Saturday – less than five years later – he tested for and received his black belt.  Read article

LA Times: High Life| A WEEKLY FORUM FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS : Karate Kid Soars With Eagles : Achievements: Jeremy Schilling, a junior at El Dorado High School in Placentia, has not allowed a hearing impairment to keep him from his goals. Read article

The Orange County Register: The Martial Art of Business.  Shihan Brad Wenneberg teaches his karate students more than just kicks, blocks and punches. He also preps a small group of dedicated students to be successful in business. Read article

The Orange County Register: Learning How to Fight Back.  After practicing our moves, we were able to put them to the test on Blue Max – one of Wenneberg’s students dressed in a foam body suit. This was the highlight of the night, a chance to see what these women were really made of. Read article

The Orange County Register: Karate Helping Fullerton Man with Active Lifestyle.  An 83-year-old retiree from Fullerton can now spar with his fellow karate students only two years after walking into his home dojo for the first time, barely able to even move. Read article

The Orange County Register: Women Encouraged to be Aware and Not a Target. “Your safety first, their feelings last,” said Nikhil Joshi, a black belt from the American Martial Arts Academy in Fullerton who spent the morning teaching 20 of the women self defense.”  Read article

The Orange County Register: 32 Earn Black Belt Rankings in Fullerton.  American Martial Arts Academy in Fullerton hosted the final testing Saturday for 32 people who really know their karate.”It’s all part of being a warrior,” Deere said. “Our definition of a warrior is ‘one who serves.”  Read article



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