Schooled in the martial arts

LITTLE FIGHTERS- Students at Dawn Barnes Karate Kids show their spirit. Barnes, in back, uses positive affirmations to motivate her pupils. Her newest martial arts school is in Westlake Village.

Dawn Barnes isn't your typical sensei. A former ballerina and stunt woman, Barnes' approach to life- and to her business, Dawn Barnes Karate Kids- is a testimony to the power of positive thinking, and teaching.
Barnes has thrown "ryu," a karate term for school or tradition, to the ...

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