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(Family Features) This holiday, take some tips from the big man with the jolly red hat. Whether shopping for family and friends young or old, you're sure to find something for everyone on your list with these gifts, specially selected from Santa himself.
(Family Features) Kids are never too young to learn the skills of saving, budgeting, and other basics for becoming a money-wise individual.
The Fourth of July is always a big deal for Marana resident Carlos Diaz and his family, but this year it is extra special. Every year the family throws a big party, but this year they will be celebrating more than just Independence Day, they will also celebrate Carlos’ retirement from the U.S. Air Force.
Aquatic Center Programs
Residents of Sun City, Oro Valley can now take advantage of a completed Aquatic and Fitness Center.
Two studio rooms will provide several variations of classes, including yoga, zumba, karate, and more.
December is a special month. Not only is it special due to all the holidays, goodies, and fun, but for our organization it is time for our semi-annual black belt test. Every six months we travel to Albuquerque, New Mexico to join all of our sister schools in this three day event. Master Bruce Davis, and Master Phil Gilbert, our organizational leaders, put their all into making each test unique and memorable every time. Each portion of the black belt test is designed to challenge the candidates to their limits, mentally, physically, and spiritually. This go around we have four of our junior students testing, and they have all worked so hard to get to where they are. Three junior first degrees, and a junior second degree.
Karate is more than just kicking and punching, it can be a way of life. Our family has been training together for 11 years, and we have all grown so much. We like to think that karate is the reason we all are so close today. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, we have been thinking about things we are thankful for. Our family is thankful for the common ground that karate has given us. We are thankful for the part we play in all our students' lives in teaching them something that has touched us so much. Martial artists come from all walks of life. We have police officers, nurses, firemen, engineers, military, teachers, and the list could go on! We love that karate can be a hobby, lifestyle, or activity that can bring everyone together.
One thing we like to stress in our school is that anyone can do karate. Over our years of teaching we have seen remarkable things happen from the people you would least expect. We’ve taught children and adults of all abilities. Not only have we worked with students with learning disabilities, we have also been able to work through several language barriers. We’ve worked with children who speak Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, German, and even sign language! We don’t care what the challenge or the concern; we enjoy working with people and helping them to understand that they are capable of greatness, no matter what.
It is a universal gladiatorial sport with over 3,000 years of history, but not even Olympic wrestling is immune to the present day demand for downsizing and dollar pinching. Nevermind that it is one of the oldest sports in the Olympics today. Nevermind that it harbors more sporting merit than approved events such as table tennis, BMX, beach volleyball, and sailing. On Feb.12, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) voted to remove wrestling from its list of core sports, thus eliminating any chance of the sport’s automatic Olympic appearance for the first time in over 100 years.
Need help with those spontaneous math tests that require sudden concentration? Having trouble talking to that cute boy or girl across the room? Maybe even finding it hard to listen to your parents when they ask you to clean your room? Let our family help you.
Izzy, Kyle, and Jacob.
The start of school is right around the corner, and while karate is a great summer activity, it can be a great after school program as well. Our schedule is the same year-round for your convenience, so you never have to stress about what time your class is. We offer classes Monday through Thursday all afternoon, and have a class for just about everyone! Unlike other sports, karate never has an off season. We are always available for you! Also unlike other sports, karate is a lifetime sport with lifetime benefits. No matter your age, and no matter your ability, karate has something to offer everyone. It doesn’t matter if you’re in karate for discipline, focus, self confidence, or just for fun, everyone can gain something from studying.
Life-time Martial Arts #1, Inc is relocating Karate 4 Kids Martial Arts from Oracle and Magee roads to Plaza Del Oro Shopping Center at the northeast corner of Oracle and Orange Grove Roads. The new address for the 2,100-square-foot Karate 4 Kids martial arts studio will be 6450 N. Oracle Road. The owner, W.J. Choi, expects to open in the new location by June 16.
For 10 years now, Vera Shury, a certified specialist in exercise therapy and a fitness trainer, has passionately used her skills and love for helping people throughout the region improve motor skills to deal with Parkinson’s disease.
It’s that time of year where everyone is starting their spring cleaning. We invite you to join us on Saturday, April 13 at AKKA Karate School in the Twin Peaks Plaza (next to Hungry Howie’s Pizza) from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. We are having a garage sale where uniforms, shirts and miscellaneous gear will be available for sale. Proceeds from this event will help raise funds for our candidates getting ready for their Black Belt Test in June.
Looking for an activity the whole family can enjoy? Then karate might be the thing for you. We have amazingly affordable family packages; your whole family can train for less than $200 a month! Our schedule offers you some flexibility and freedom to choose classes that can fit your family’s daily routine (ages 4+). In addition to karate, we offer a cardio kickboxing class for those looking to just get into shape (ages 15+). Call (520) 572-8669 today for more information!
While the Oro Valley Town Council voted unanimously to cease funding to the Oro Valley Recreation Room in a May 2 council meeting, the Town is in the process of creating partnerships to meet the needs of patrons currently utilizing the facility.
Life is full of fun surprises, and some of the best are known to happen at The Loop Taste of Chicago.
The second annual Oro Valley business decoration contest has announced its winner for 2010 — San Carlos Grill in the Oro Valley Marketplace near Oracle and Tangerine roads.
Shoe drive at OV eatery
Ragland new senior pastor at St. Mark's