Mr James Voutsinas, a student at Central New York Karate and Kobudo for over twelve years, recently tested for his 2nd degree black belt (nidan).
In spite of a debilitating condition caused by a car accident last year, Mr Voutsinas demonstrates some very effective self defense techniques using the cane he now carries.
"Karate is not just for young people," says CNY Karate Director Marvin Labbate. "It would be useless if an older person could not learn it and be able to defend themselves."
CNY Karate and Kobudo is located at 720 West Manlius Street in East Syracuse. They have been teaching martial arts since 1963. They can be reached at www.CNYKarate.com or by phone at 315-437-9417