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Ken Tallack, from left, Brad McFarlane, Bruce Sheen, Gord McLellan and Adrien “Tic” Langlois gather at the annual Kingston and District Sports Hall of Fame luncheon at the Invista Centre on Tuesday. (Debbie MacNevin/For The Whig-Standard) JPG, KI

An excerpt from today’s article in the Kingston Whig Standard on Hanshi Ken Tallack’s induction to the Kingston and District Sports Hall of Fame.

Ken Tallack is the first hall of fame inductee from the local martial arts community.

“I’m so pleased to be the first and I hope I opened the door for others to follow,” he said. “We have some amazing martial arts practitioners here in Kingston who have flown under the radar for years, and I’d love to see them being recognized this way.”

Tallack still teaches martial arts at his dojo on Princess Street in Kingston’s west end.

Tallack has had hundreds of children go through his dojo over the years, and he always wonders who will be the next martial arts star or who will coach others far into the future.

“Who is going to be the one to pick it up and carry on?” he said. “How is this going to impact each little one I’m talking to? It’s always in my mind.”

Read the full article here:
https://www.thewhig.com/sports/local-sports/former-basketball-star-faces-another-challenge

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