Chuck Norris Gives Black Belt to 83-Year-Old Grandma

Carole Taylor may be 83, but she now has a fifth-degree black belt in karate - an honor she received from Chuck Norris himself. The Utah woman's passion for martial arts began 15 years ago at the age of 68, when she started taking her 11-year-old granddaughter to lessons. Taylor learned karate alongside her granddaughter and says, "We both got our first-degree black belts at about the same time." On Saturday, that granddaughter was there to watch Taylor show off her skills in front of dozens at Chuck Norris' annual United Fighting Arts Federation International Training Convention. For her demonstration, Taylor chose to show forms of karate including traditional hand techniques, stances, footwork, targeting, focusing and power. She performed to the Beach Boys' song "Little Old Lady from Pasadena," because that's where she grew up. Afterwards, Norris awarded her a fifth-degree black belt - an accomplishment that takes years to reach in the Chuck Norris System. (KSL)


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