Craig's Kempo Karate Academy In the News

Child escapes would-be abductor

The Belmont Police Department is on the lookout for a white man in his mid-30s who was involved in attempted child abduction outside the Burbank Elementary School. The child used lessons he’d learned in a Watertown karate school to escape the man, according to WCVB-TV Channel 5.

According to a news release, on Feb. 7, the man allegedly led a 10-year-old boy away from the school on foot from the Burbank to an area near the Chenery Middle School.


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.