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Karate lessons demand discipline & more at Area Learning Center in Willmar, Minn. (video)


 WILLMAR — Heather Savoy has always been interested in Japan and karate.

So when she heard that the physical education classes at the Area Learning Center would be learning karate, the ALC junior was thrilled.

“I love it,” she said a week ago, after finishing a workout with volunteer instructor Bob Enos.

The stretching and unfamiliar moves were difficult at first, she said, but she could feel herself becoming more flexible with each class.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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