Black-belt granny is an inspiration at age 80

FIGHTING SPIRIT—Gale Trumbeaux, who turns 80 years old on Dec. 20, spars with Jeffery Barber during her third-degree black-belt test on Dec. 6 at Premier Martial Arts in Westlake Village. RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers

The schoolyard debate of “my dad can beat your dad” is a hard one to settle, but Connor and Cole Astaire can say their grandmother could probably beat any of their friends’.

This week, Gale Trumbeaux received her third-degree black belt, which she tested for as a celebrati...

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