By Sensei Serge Sognonvi and Carmen Sognonvi, originally published at http://www.urbandojo.com/blog
Karate and farming. What do the two have to do with each other?
In Flint, Michigan, a husband-and-wife team who both hold black belts are combining karate and farming in an attempt to revitalize their neighborhood.
Their efforts have been so successful that they’re being recognized with a number of awards, as this Associated Press article outlines:
Two black belts who’ve paired karate and urban farming in a push to revitalize a Flint-area neighborhood are being honored with the Small Farmer of the Year award for Michigan.
Jacky King runs a karate school and the Harvesting Earth Educational Farm with his wife, Dora. The Flint Journal reports the couple beat out farmers in Isabella and Ionia counties for the award. Jacky King says they were “shocked” and “thrilled” with the honor.
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