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By Jess Macinko
News Editor 

Karate kids in class

 

Jess Macinko

Preparing for impact: Levi Winston coaches kicking form at the first class at Winston's School of Karate and Self-defense.

Saturday, Feb. 4, a gang of six to eight-year-olds did their best to kick Levi Winston off his feet. Absorbing the onslaught with a blue foam pad, the 29-year-old quizzed his assailants on the purpose of the "thrust" kick.

"What does it do?"

"Push the bad guys back!" was the unanimous reply.

This was the first class at Winston's School of Karate and Self-defense. Held at the corner of Columbus and Court in the old Hometown Pizza building, classes will run every Saturday.

Winston is a third-degree blackbelt in Song Moo Kwan taekwondo. One of the five original kwans ("schools"), the discipline is closer to its roots-traditional Korean martial arts and Shotokan karate-than more modern str...



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