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8 Wednesday, Aug. I 0, 2016 THE JOURNAL LEONARD BANKS out" a sense of fulfillment through Karate. However, whether the old King "When I was younger, I was little Sports editor George Middle School facility is hot-headed" Kline said. "Since I've The inspiration behind two-time cold or hot with no air conditioning, been with the program all these Martial Arts Hall of Fame recipi- Kline is the first person there to lead years, I have a much better grasp of ent Kevin Kline's pursuit of training a committed corps of martial arts what it takes to defend myself. Now young and older adults in the Isshin- participants. I realize that I didn't know what I Ryu style of Karate can be found in "When l get there, Iforcemyselfto thought Iknew" the core of his family values. Seven- get out on the floor, and work out" Every Tuesday or Thursday, 35 to teen years ago, Kline was motivated Kline said. '~fter I get a sweat going, 40 people make up the session size. by his two sons to try something new I feel so much better; it's a great stress The common goal for each individu- that would soon become his life's reliever" al is building strength, coordination, passion -- and his evenings would For Kline, it's about building and flexibility through kata, practic- never be the same. strong body, mind, and spirit. The ing karate forms. IsshinRyu, meaning one heart ultimate goal is to become a better Now 18 years old, Eric Lamb start- method, comes from the birthplace person through martial arts.ed out as a shy 10-year old student of Karate, Okinawa, Japan. The King George Parks & Recre- who would rather run for cover than Courtesy of former instructor ation-sponsored program has func- stand his ground. Nowadays, after Bruce Valde, Kline, a sixth-degree tioned since 1982. Led by Kline and over eight years of training, the ju- black belt discovered something Frank Harvey, the program features nior black belt is one of the strongest more than just a way to stay physi- year-round 10-week sessions,members in the King George based cally fit, he found something that "It's not about the color of the program. would satisfy his spiritual and com- belt;' Kline explains. "It's about gain- "I started out pretty shy;' Lamb petitive instincts that would stay ing knowledge, and progressing in said. "When we started fighting, I with him for the rest of his life. knowledge. We start people with remember getting beat up, and cry- "I love getting on the floor, and blocks, punches, kicks, and stances" ing. Now look at me now. I fight with sweating if I've had a bad day at While the dedication is not for the a lot of confidence, throwing every- work;' Kline said. '1 work in a stress- faint of heart, the benefits of physi- thing I have into what I do." ful work environment that has a lot cal conditioning and wealth of self- For more information on Isshin- of tight deadlines. There are days defense techniques are priceless. Ryu Karate, contact King George that I don't feel like getting up -- I Reflecting on his youth, and his Parks & Recreation at 540-775-4386. am stressed and mentally burned road to rediscovery, Kline has found Isshin-Ryu Karate has given King George resident and sixth-degree black belt Kevin Kline life, Photo by Leonard Banks a new perspective in THEY ARE THE CHAMPIONS The King George based Rising Stars 7 & 8-year-old baseball team won the Northumberland Baseball Tourna- ment by defeating Richmond County 17-4. During a post game photo, the team reflected on their victory. Front row (left to right] Hudson Callahan, Alex Thomas, Kaleb Inzana, Dan Morrison; middle row left to right] Eli Truslow, Joseph Eves, Cooper Sobota, Nick Green, Dawson West, Tanner Cook, Parker Schill; back row (left to right) JeffTruslow, Eddie Schill, Grant Callahan, Bob Eves. PHYLLIS COOK Localities in the Commonwealth have been invited to participate in decorating the Holiday Tree in the Governor's Mansion by each sub- mitting one hand-crafted ornament uniquely representing their com- ~nity. The state's holiday tree will be on view to the public throughout the winter holiday season and will be seen by thousands of visitors to the executive mansion in Richmond. Localities intending to partici- pate must notify their state associa- tion (Virginia Association of Coun- ties or Virginia Municipal League) by the end of August. Ornaments must be submittedlocality's administrative office. by Nov. 1. State associations were While the theme for the Holiday asked to assist with the ornament Tree has been announced as "Home collection, for the Holidays;' the theme of the King George Board of Supervi- ornament is up to the locality. sors Chairman Ruby Brabo made Guidelines say the artist/artisan the announcement on Aug. 2 in should reside in or near the locality, regard to King George, noting the be an adult, college-aged and above, Aug. 30 deadline for state notifica- and purchased ornaments should tion of participation, not be sent. King George artists/artisans in- Suggestions include a depiction terested in the project may con- of a unique feature of the locality or tact her or the county administer of something specific to it, such as a through their contact information historic home, noted person, natu- listed on the King George County ral feature, or animal or plant from website, the region. 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LEONARD BANKS ment that will also feature the Wash- player qualifies for placement on the ington Capitals name logo on it. Little Sabre affiliate team, Cross Ice. Sports editor "In the past, we've always provided Cross Ice is made of boys and girls Throughout the country, kids are equipment as a part of the fees;' Fog- from King George; Prince George's getting hockey fever, arty said. "It's very exciting with the County, Md.; Arlington; and Alex- Registration is now open for kids interest we've gotten from people, andria. They compete with six other 8 and younger to participate in the and it's a way to get kids interested at teams in ice hockey jamborees. National Hockey League's "Learn a very low cost" Fogarty said. In addition, the Sabres will now to Play Program:' Most notably, the With four players from King featurea 10 and under (ages 9 and 10) Waldorf-based Southern Maryland George, the program has already im- program. Players will be prepared to program, Little Sabres will be includ- patted kids from across the Harry play on the Sabres recreation team. ed in the program. Nice Bridge. Full equipment is required, and it is Thrilled with the NHI~s recent Being able to skate is not a require- the responsibility of the player. involvement, Little Sabres secretary ment. However, other than having Little Sabre registration is current- and registrar, Cara Fogarty said, a genuine interest in the game of ly open. Interested applicants can ac- "This year the NHL decided that hockey, the only prerequisite is that tess Little Sabre registration forms by each of their teams had to get in- the player is able to stand up on a going online to volved with youth hockey" Fogarty pair skates, and willing to skate un- or contact the program's coordinator said. "The NHL and USA Hockey assisted a short distance, at (governing body of youth hockey) All applicants must be registered "The whole point of the program got together to start a program to by Aug. 23. The first session begins is to have fun:' Fogarty said. "It could start the Learn to Play program:' on Sept. 17. The cost of the program be a hard sport, because there are so From skates to uniforms, the Little is $60 dollars per six-week session, many different things to learn:' Sabres will receive a bounty of equip- After 12 weeks in the program, the ,~ Weekday Lunch Specials Starting at $6.95 Crab Cake - Grilled Prime Rib Sandwich Filet of Flounder Imperial Crab Medium Shrimp One Trip -or- All You Can Eat Fried Oysters Salad Bar (In Season) " Lump Crab BLT . " Fried Seafood Lunch Combo/~ 6 oz. Angus Cheeseburger Grilled Chicken Breast "il ~,~,'~ Add bacon to any sandwich for .99 m..=." Each comes wzth 2fresh s~des of your chozce Served 11:30 - 3:00 Mon.- Fri. OPEN DALLY AT. 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