CBC hosting karate legends at weekend tourney in gym
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Spectators are invited to see some the best karate students compete today (Saturday) inside the Coastal Bend College gym.

The tournament begins at 10 a.m. Admission for spectators is $10 apiece.

This tournament will include a multitude of competition styles, including black belt divisions.

On Friday, several seminars were held for the general public, most dealing with self-defense.

Jim Harrison, described by event coordinator Billy Swinney as a living karate legend, hosted a three-hour self-defense seminar beginning at 3 p.m.

This self-defense training, at a cost of $50, helped build students’ confidence, knowing they can take care of themselves.

Later that evening, champion black belt Garett Lee and Professor Gary Lee each held hour-long seminars.

Garett Lee’s seminar was on sparring, beginning at 6 p.m. at a cost of $20.

Gary Lee also held his session at 6 p.m. at a cost of $20. His, however, was geared toward self-defense for youth.

This seminar was “a way for them to learn to stay safe on the street and have a lot of fun,” Swinney said.

Another seminar was scheduled with Gary Lee beginning at 8 p.m. for a cost of $30.

This time, it’s on weapons and it too is open to anybody. Participants were asked to bring their own weapons for this seminar.

The public also was invited to come and watch these seminars. Admission was $5.

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