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Tiny warriors learn art, philosophy of judo

To his youngest students, Tony Farah is a gentle giant. So it’s appropriate that the martial art the Sinsei is teaching them, judo, translates in Japanese to the phrase “gentle way.” He is the founder of Goltz Judo’s Tiny Tots classes, which are taught through the city of Claremont at the Hughes Community Center. It is one of the only programs in the country to teach the discipline—which involves tumbling, falling, throwing and grappling—to children so young a few have only recently graduated from diapers. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger

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CHS boys soccer advances in CIF with nail-biting win

UPDATED: Claremont senior Justin Munevar, center, celebrates with his teammates after he tied the score at 2-2 just seconds before time ran out on Friday during the Pack’s first round CIF playoff game against Upland at CHS. Munevar’s goal put the game into sudden death overtime and he made the most of it by kicking in the winning goal just a few minutes after play resumed. More in our next edition. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff

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New football coach has strong connections to CHS

Claremont High School Principal Brett O’Connor announced this month that the school had hired veteran defensive coordinator Coco Jarin as the next head varsity football coach. Mr. Jarin, who was assistant head coach and defensive coordinator for the Pack last season, replaces Mike Collins, who led the team for 20 seasons. “I am blessed to have worked with so many great coaches and mentors over the years,” he said while sitting on a bench outside the CHS weight room on Wednesday afternoon.

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Collegiate Indian dance teams to compete at Bridges

Bridges Auditorium will host the 13th annual Garba with Attitude (GWA) event on Saturday, February 21 at 6:30 p.m. GWA is a national intercollegiate Garba/Raas (Indian folk dance) that is the premiere competition of its kind in the country and the only exposition of its kind of the West Coast. The event is presented by UC Irvine’s Indian Sub-Continental Club. This year’s performers include teams from 10 universities across America: Bentley BizRaas, Chicago Raas, Columbia Raas, Duke DBS Raas, NYU Raas Malai, Purdue University Raas, Raasleela at UC Davis, UCLA Bataaka Nu Shaak, UCRaas and UNC Tar Heel Raas.

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