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Robert Stratton of Bethel practices Uechi-Ryu, a style of Okinawan Karate during a two week break between the classes he teaches at the Vermont Law School fitness center in South Royalton, Vt. Thursday, May 22, 2014. "This is what I love to do," said Stratton who teaches the martial art while his wife is attending law school. "I just lucked out that the school was happy to have me." "Whenever you train in any martial art, you go with and open mind and an empty cup," he said.
(Valley News - James M. Patterson)

Robert Stratton of Bethel practices Uechi-Ryu, a style of Okinawan Karate during a two week break between the classes he teaches at the Vermont Law School fitness center in South Royalton, Vt. Thursday, May 22, 2014. "This is what I love to do," said Stratton who teaches the martial art while his wife is attending law school. "I just lucked out that the school was happy to have me." "Whenever you train in any martial art, you go with and open mind and an empty cup," he said. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Purchase photo reprints »

Robert Stratton, of Bethel, practices Uechi-Ryu, a style of Okinawan karate during a two-week break between the classes he teaches at the Vermont Law School fitness center in South Royalton on Thursday. “This is what I love to do,” said Stratton, who teaches the martial art while his wife is attending law school. “I just lucked out that the school was happy to have me. Whenever you train in any martial art, you go with an open mind and an empty cup,” he said.

Valley News — James M. Patterson