Norfolk Karate Academy, va. hosted Ryron for a two-day seminar. While there he tried to stay on the board with Ian (age 15 about to test for his Gracie belt) longer than Rener Gracie had this summer.
Result: NKA remains the only place a Gracie can go to lose at something.
Finding common ground on the chess board between police and students. The City of Norfolk Virginia's Police Department took a page out of Author/HHCF Coordinator Lisa Suhay's book by launching a 6-week Life Strategies-linked Norfolk Police Department Chess Initiative (3-16-10) for high schoolers. Lake Taylor High School is the first in what the PD and HHCF plan as a chain of high school chess leagues across the Tidewater area.
Hip-Hop Chess Federation and Ryan Academy, Norfolk, Va. teamed up to try and help families of the senior class struggling to make final tuition payments. No tuition, no diplomas May 29th. See hiphopchess.blogspot.com
Maurice Jones, publisher of The Virginian-Pilot took time out to come and learn to play chess and share Life Strategies with my classes as part of the Norfolk Initiative for Chess Excellence NICE in Norfolk, Virginia. Learn and see more online at nicechess.net
Jones has maintained his support of chess in education as an affordable means of improving critical thinking and assisting at-risk children in our community.
Students at Lake Taylor H.S. and police have found commong ground and mutual respect along with some very healthy competative spirit every Tuesday after school. Norfolk, P.D. Chess initiative and Hip-Hop Chess Federation's Lisa Suhay hope to expand this initiative to all Norfolk public high schools.
Using the Gracie Bullyproof program graciekids.com and Hip-Hop Chess Federation Life Strategies to help kids lead happier, stronger lives. Promoting unity through music, chess and martial arts. lisasuhay.com