Jacoby is a warrior with a ‘heart of gold’

Nine-time world champ recently won tourney in Las Vegas


WELCOME TO THE DOJO—Dale Jacoby, 53, with his numerous awards at KO Studios in Agoura Hills, won the sport karate 40-plus age group at the USA World Championships in Las Vegas last month. RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers

Dale Jacoby went from getting bullied on campus to being the bully on the mat.

The 53-year-old Simi Valley resident, who is a seventh-degree black belt in karate, used to get picked on as a youth. Since starting his martial arts training in 1978, Jacoby’s been the one play...

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