Karate enthusiasts Brian and Glenda Thie will offer free karate classes to anyone interested in the discipline.
Mr. Thie and his wife first became involved in the community when he was hired as the prosecuting attorney for Benewah County last fall.
Mr. Thie said he and his wife are both black belts in the discipline, first becoming involved in karate with their boys. When the boys graduated and went onto college, the couple stuck with it.
The classes are offered every Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Heyburn Elementary gym. The class features traditional Japanese karate training under the umbrella of the International Shotokan Karate Federation.
Individuals ages 10 and older of any skill level are welcome. The classes are family friendly and adults may also participate.
Mr. Thie said he and his wife started offering the classes in December and now seek to get them started up again following the holidays.
“It’s a lot of fun and we encourage people of all ages to come and give it a try,” Mr. Thie said. “We just really enjoy doing it and is our way of giving back to the community.”
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Sammy moved up to Idaho and opened up Spartan MMA in a town of 2400 thinking he could make a living/supplement his income from that. In court, Holly said that their clientele were children – it’s in the judge’s decision HERE.
And now a couple are offering classes in Karate for free undercutting Sammy’s income.
Not only that, but these folks are offering classes under the umbrella of the International Shotokan Karate Federation, an organization I know nothing about, but I’m willing to bet that if their name is attached to it the instructors had damned well better be able to prove their skills and credentials instead of being vague and using insinuations and general descriptions as their credentials like Sammy does on his MMA page.
Fuck, I’m still trying to find out what world hotspots he’s traveled to when he has never even mentioned leaving the United States in any of his posts anywhere.
Wanna hear something else that’s funny? When I got the link and text, I broke down and paid a dollar for a one week subscription and hit their search box, entering “Spartan MMA”, and got absolutely nothing on the return. What??? No grand opening news or anything at all? I’m assuming that with a population of under 3000, the paper is a weekly publication. My town also has a weekly publication and you can damned well be certain that any new business openings or anything even remotely newsworthy would be printed. Hell, it wouldn’t surprise me next time I open my local paper to read where Mrs. Jones’ beloved cat was run over.
So a couple that’s decided to share their skills and knowledge with youngsters at no charge gets a write-up, but a business doing the same thing doesn’t even get a mention….. I bet that frosts Sammy the Media Whore’s ass.