Most Active Stories
- Actor Theodore Bikel Dies At Age 91
- 'Mockingbird Next Door' Gives a Rare Glimpse into Harper Lee's Life
- Chattanooga: A 'Great City With a Broken Heart' After Marines Murdered
- Gunman's Motivation Unclear After Shootings At Tennessee Military Sites
- Start It Up Episode 31: Robyn Carlton Focuses Lookout Mountain Conservancy on Community
Arts & Culture
Sensei Green's Student Katie Whipple is Third to Make History
Two weeks ago, Katie Whipple won the Silver Medal in the non-handicap beginner women’s division at the Karate National Championships. Whipple is a 33 year old woman from Dunlap, Tennessee who is legally blind.
Sensei Corey Green began teaching Whipple just seven months ago. She is not the first person with special needs to train with Green, nor is she the first of his students to make karate history. But she is the first blind person to qualify and then win 2nd place in traditional karate at the national level.