Portales Karate instructor inducted into Hall

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer A local Portales man was honored earlier this month in California for dedication to his sport, as well as dedication to making his community a better place to live. Shannon Schaefer, 32, teaches karate at the Kenmoitsu Dojo on the square in Portales, and has been involved in the […]

Portales hosts 140 in karate tournament

Karl Terry: PNT managing editor Chuck Norris wasn’t in Portales Saturday but martial arts did take center stage as Greyhound Arena played host to the Yom Chi Taekwon-Do Association’s New Mexico state tournament. Over 140 competitors from five states took part in the open tournament which features competition in five disciplines. Sixty local competitors were […]

Area youth earn berth in national karate tournament

By Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent Learning the ins and outs of karate is a serious task. But excelling at it can lead to some serious fun, too — as several area youngsters learned this summer. Seven karate students qualified for the AAU national karate championships, held June 27 through July 3 in Lakeland, Fla. The […]