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Local martial artist Mike Sanders has achieved a rare feat, earning a 10th degree black belt.

Part 2: Martial artist earns rare 10th-Degree Black Belt

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In 1946, Robert Trias opened America’s first dojo in Phoenix, AZ.  Nearly two decades later, the martial arts pioneer hosted the first national karate tournament in the continental US at the University of Chicago.  It was at that tournament in the early 1980s that up-and-coming  martial artist Mike Sanders met the man that would become his secon


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