Local martial artist Daniel Lim has brought a national championship
Lim, 16, captured the title in taekwondo July 6 at the 24th annual
U.S. Junior Olympics in Atlanta.
Lim -- who lives and trains in Burbank -- bested competitors from
across the country to win the gold medal in the 121-130 pound weight division.
When he turns 18, Lim hopes to try to make the U.S. National Team.
A third-degree black belt in the sport, it's easy to see why Lim
has been successful in martial arts. The studio in which he trains --
J.K. Taekwondo Academy on Fan Fernando Boulevard -- is owned and
operated by Grandmaster Jin Ki Lim, who also happens to be Daniel's
Jin Ki Lim is a champion martial artist and former national
champion who has trained and competed around the world. He is
accomplished in a variety of disciplines, including Hapkido and nun
In addition, the instructor is an accomplished Master in Ki Gum
Do, an ancient Korean combative sword training system.
National Gymnastics Day event slated
Burbank's Golden State Gymnastics will be holding a National
Gymnastics Day event and open-house celebration from 10 a.m. to 2
p.m. Saturday at the facility at 1828 N. Keystone St.
Along with booths, demonstrations, an inflated bouncer and a
concession stand, the family-themed event will feature "The Road to
Athens Performance Showcase." Door prizes will also be awarded.
There will be kindergym, Level 1 and beginning cheerleading and
tumbling events from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and Level 2-4 boys'
and advanced tumbling from 12:30 to 2.
Admission for adults 18 and over is $2.50. Everyone under 18 is
Also appearing will be former Golden State Gymnastics standout
Although deaf and partially blind, Walker has enjoyed a successful
gymnastics career. This upcoming school year, Walker -- who lives in
Valley Village -- will be a sophomore on the defending national
champion UCLA women's team.
Roller hockey not just for children
Adults can enjoy the sport of roller hockey at the Burbank Roller
Hockey Rink -- 3211 W. Victory Blvd.
The Burbank Park, Recreation and Community Services Department is
signing up players for an adult league.
Signups will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. August 9-20 Monday through
Friday at Olive Recreation Center.
When registering, adult teams need to have cash, check, money
order or credit-card payment for league fees and the USA Hockey
InLine fee of $25 per player -- if not already registered for the
Other than the mandatory individual player USA Hockey InLine
registration fee, fees for participation in the adult league are paid
on a team basis.
Each team is responsible for league fees, officials' fees and
uniforms. Players will be assessed their portion of the team fee by
their team managers.
Practice games begin Sept. 7, with league play beginning the week
of Sept. 20. Players are responsible for providing their own
equipment. All individual skaters need to have the appropriate
equipment to skate on the rink
For additional adult roller hockey league information, call