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Craig's Kempo Kicks for a Cause

The New England Center for Homeless Veterans (NECHV) was picked to be this year’s beneficiary of Craig’s Kempo Karate Academy fall fundraiser, the Kick-A-Thon. Held in Watertown on October 18th, the students of the academy
acquired sponsors and raised money for every kick that they performed at the event. Approximately 50 students participated in the three hour event, with parents, grandparents and sponsors cheering them on. The event was a resounding success with most kids performing an amazing 400-600 kicks in the time allotted. Learn more at

Kickathon Video from Craig's Kempo on Vimeo.

Karate School Credited For Boy Escaping Attack



BELMONT, Mass. -- Police are still looking for the man who tried to kidnap a 10-year-old boy in Belmont. Meanwhile, the boy’s parents have credited a self-defense program for helping him break free of his attacker.


Newscenter 5’s Todd Kazakiewich reported the man attempted to abduct the boy from Burbank Elementary School.



Karate academy raises Katrina funds

Craig's Kempo Karate Academy, 80 School St., has raised more than $9,000 in disaster relief funds to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Linda Driscoll, the MetroWest director for the American Red Cross, accepted a check Oct. 11, for $9,236.36 at the academy.

This year alone, the karate school has raised more than $17,000 for disaster relief, $8,000 for the tsunami and more than $9,000 for Hurricane Katrina. From the $31.20 that 7-year-old Justin raised, to Alexander, who is 8 years old and raised $1,800, every contribution matters.


Craig inducted into World Martial Arts Federation Hall of Fame

Sensei Craig S. Craig, the founder and chief instructor of Craig’s Kempo Karate Academy of Watertown, was inducted into the World Martial Arts Federation Hall of Fame on March 8.