martial arts

Martial arts community remembers senior student

A Granite Bay woman who at 83 years old earned her black fringe, the highest rank a Tai Chi practitioner can achieve, passed away of cancer on March 13. Doris Murphy had lived in ...

Roseville teen leads seniors in tai chi

Roseville teenager Rishab Kotak has standing plans every Saturday. Those plans involve helping senior citizens. He teaches tai chi at Eskaton Lodge Granite Bay, which he has d ...

Roseville martial artist will see and be seen in Poomsae Championship

There will be several competitors from Placer County competing in the fourth annual Sacramento Technical Poomsae Championship on Saturday at the Mather Sports Complex.There will be ...

Parkour training facility opens in Rocklin's industrial park

Although parkour could be considered something new, it?s really been around since man first learned to run, jump, vault, dodge and climb. However, it has been refined and developed ...

Marinoble's fighter has the look of a champion

Dave Marinoble has had his experienced hands involved with some of the best-known mixed martial artists over the years — Uriah Faber, Scott Smith and James Irvin among them. ...

Karate girl kicks her way to third-degree black belt

Kate Wilmarth considers it no big deal if she can’t do every single “insane, flippy-trick thing” that some of her fellow martial artists can do. “It’s OK if you’re not ...

'Bad-Ass Moms' spar in Granite Bay

On the first week she visited The Studio, Carol Cooper sat outside in her car, peering into the open space as a group of women practiced tae kwon do. The second week, she walked t ...

The art of defense

There is something rather paradoxical about the image of a martial artist. On one hand, they are frightfully intimidating – they know how to slice through wood with their fists, ...