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By DAN BARNES Gazette Staff Writer December 4, 1985 Corey Somers may never have to deliver a killing blow on the street. It’s enough that he knows he can. The 16-year-old hard contact karate orange belt delivered a crushing roundhouse kick to the head of his much bigger opponent to win the yellow/orange belt division …

By DAN BARNES Gazette Staff Writer – October 9, 1985 George Manoli will hop continents for a chance to kick rival countryman Raynald Campbell. Something like ‘I’d fly a thousand miles for a Campbell. ‘ Their rivalry is just as old as the joke, harking back to Japan in 1980 when Campbell, Canada’s top-ranked non-contact …

DAN BARNES Gazelle Staff Writer – September 5,1985 George Manoli’s third international karate tournament could well be his last. It’s not that the black belt is getting too tight around his waist. But, “I’m getting older. It takes longer for things to heal and if I get badly injured my (teachingl job is affected,” said …

By DAN BARNES Gazette Staff Writer June 12,1985 George Manoli likes a good kick in the head. The St. Albert black belt karate instructor had his fill Thursday night at Father Jan when he ran the 1st St. Albert Open – bellow black belt Level – Full Contact Karate-do Championships. As expected, Manoli’s Kenkokan students …

St. Albert Booster – May 7,1984 Some people do it to keep in shape. Some people learn the art as a method of self defense. For whatever reason, karate has become a popular activity in this community, and one that community members will have a chance to learn more about at the Eight Annual St. …

By LOU KOHLMANN Gazette Staff Writer – August 23, 1983 Father Jan phys. ed. teacher George Manoli, 24, finished second in Heavyweight and first overall in team competition leading Canada to the overall team championship at the 4th annual Koskiki (with protective equipment) Shorin Jiryu Kenkokan Karate-Do competition: in Maracaibo, Venezuela Aug. 27 and 28. …

Lou Kohlmann – St.Albert Gazette – May 18, 1983 Representing Canada would be the ultimate goal for most people, but for Father Jan phys. ed. teacher George Manoli, teaching karate is No. 1. “I’m going to Maracaibo, Venezuela for 10 days in August to represent Canada in full-contact Karate, but my main goal is to …

St. Albert Booster – January 24, 1983 If you want to protect yourself against attack, learn how in the up Coming Manoli Method of Hands On Women’s Self Defense course. George Manoli has developed this. unique “hands on” method of teaching, and it has sparked nation-wide attention. He has talked about the method on ITV’s …

Judi Goldman: The Plant – May 2,1980 How often have you hesitated to walk home alone at night because you felt unsafe? How many times have you declined an invitation because it meant half-running down a semi-lit, secluded street, looking over your shoulder in terror? These and many others are the fears shared by most …

Judi Goldman: The Plant – March 7, 1980 Almost everybody’s interest has been aroused by the martial arts at one time or another. Karate, a manifestation of a distinctly Oriental intellectual approach, has a long history as a method with two purposes. First, it trmrls the individual to defend himself. Second, it disciplines the mind …

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