25 years and going strong for Kingston’s martial arts winter training festival

This weekend marks the 25th anniversary of the Tallack Martial Arts winter training festival in Kingston.

More than 150 participants aged five to 65 came from across Canada to take part in the festival at the Holiday Inn Waterfront this weekend. On the agenda were seminars and martial arts demonstrations, a banquet dinner and an award ceremony.

“The core martial arts help install … character, education, respect, compassion, dignity,” said festival coordinator Renshi Kyle Cochrane. “And one of the great compassionate things that a martial artist can do is learn how to give back to the community.”

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