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Karate Kick-a-thon to support families from Newtown

Original post made by Jon Keeling, Midtown, on Dec 15, 2012

I have been teaching Karate and Self-Defense in this area for many years and have been organizing an annual charity kick-a-thon for quite a few years as well.

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Posted by Jon Keeling
a resident of Midtown
on Dec 15, 2012 at 1:34 pm

In case you have any problems with the link I originally posted, this one is actually more direct:

Web Link

Thank you.

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Posted by Pacifist
a resident of Professorville
on Dec 15, 2012 at 1:53 pm

How about something more pacifist, given the tragedy?

Do you really have to promote your business in this way?

Folks: the Red Cross and numerous other agencies will help also, or you can just send the donation to whomever the karate kid says he is sending it to.

Without violence.

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Posted by Jon Keeling
a resident of Midtown
on Dec 15, 2012 at 2:32 pm

Please note that I am NOT asking anyone to send donations to me or our Karate group. Please make your donations to the charity itself. We are trying to bring more attention to this charity through our event, as we have done with many charities over the years.

Also, please note that we are not just a NON-violent group but actually ANTI-violence. Our punches & kicks are done in the air. And I remind my kids very often that they are never to use their skills except in extreme situations of self-defense (which rarely, but unfortunately sometimes may happen). One of our motto's in the kids' classes is "The best defense is a good DEFENSE." :-)

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Posted by geraldine
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Dec 15, 2012 at 3:12 pm

Pacifist, that was mean. Especially for a pacifist, if that is what you truly are.

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Posted by coat tails of tragedy
a resident of Jordan Middle School
on Dec 15, 2012 at 3:37 pm

Marketing promotion based on this tragedy?


Training kids to fight is okay, I respect some of the values, but lay off the massacre.

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Posted by Read the post
a resident of Charleston Meadows
on Dec 15, 2012 at 5:21 pm

Did you guys even read his post? He's FROM Newtown.

Please, put the skepticism aside for once and be grateful for this man's efforts to help his community heal.

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