Ann Arbor teen earns national recognition for volunteer work

Ann Arbor – Ayesha Nadeem was recently recognized as a 2022 Carson Scholar for her academic achievements and community service efforts. The high school sophomore, who attends both Central College and Washtenaw Community College, is the only Washtenaw County student to receive the award after volunteering more than 600 free hours in the local community. … Read more

The 9-year-old judo champion “aspires to be the best“ | DayDayNews Local Education

Pamela Cotante for National Journal Nine-year-old Iliyan Hoskins has competed on a big stage before — winning his heavyweight bout at the U.S. Judo Junior National Championships — but is excited about what’s going to be even bigger next. He is now preparing for the U.S. Judo National and International Junior Olympic Championships in San … Read more

Church Named Taekwondo Coach of the Year | News

TIFTON – Master Mitchell Church, Head Coach of the Academy of Performing Martial Arts and sixth-level black belt was named Coach of the Year by the American Taekwondo Association. The honor was announced by Li Shunhe during the final game of the 2022 season in Atlanta, organizers said in a statement. The award is voted … Read more

Home Teach Taekwondo, Life Skills | Local

Taekwondo is an important tradition throughout the Brower family. Melanie and Jake Blauer have black belts, as do three of their four children. Fourth, their youngest, is currently training to earn one. They began practicing martial arts in their hometown of Boise. When Jack Brower was hired by WSU, they moved to Pullman, which meant … Read more

Church Named Taekwondo Coach of the Year | Local News

Valdosta – Master Mitchell Church, Head Coach of the Academy of Performing Martial Arts and sixth-level black belt was named Coach of the Year by the American Taekwondo Association. The honor was announced by Li Shunhe during the final game of the 2022 season in Atlanta, organizers said in a statement. The award is voted … Read more

Master James: Teacher of Life | Local Sports

James Babincsak, 4th degree black belt in Taekwondo, lives and teaches in Crossville. Who is this teacher, affectionately called “Master James” by the students? Babincsak is from Chicago, Illinois, where he was the youngest of 11 children. He grew up in a rugged part of the city, where he had to constantly fend for himself. … Read more

Two District Karate Students Earn Black Belts | News

Recently, two regional karate students reached an important milestone. After years of dedication to karate, Ashton Creager and Ashton Snyder earned black belts in a ceremony held at Napoleon Elementary School. Creager started karate at age 7 and is currently a 17-year-old junior at Napoleon and Four Counties Career Center, studying software design and video … Read more