Local Karate Instructor Inducted Into The Hall Of Fame
On June 10, 2023, local karate instructor Jim O'Brien, of Jim O'Brien's Kenpo Karate, was inducted into the International Kenpo Council of Grandmasters Hall of Fame. "Kyoshi" Jim, a title meaning honored instructor, was also promoted to eighth degree black belt. O'Brien was quick to thank his students for their help, stating, "I know I would not be here without all of you. Truly, thank you."
O'Brien, a former marine, has been studying martial arts since he was a child, with over 40 years of experience in the martial arts, and over 20 years of teaching. Jim O'Brien Kenpo is located in the Downtown Sports building, 240 Cottage St Franklin MA.