Demonstrating the importance of mental and physical health

By Brandi Bailey

Demonstrating the importance of mental and physical health

July 17, 2013 Updated Jul 18, 2013 at 10:31 AM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The city of Binghamton is continuing an 18-year tradition of showing the importance of mental and physical health through Karate demonstrations.

FMK Karate travels to parks throughout the city of Binghamton to provide karate and self defense demonstrations for free to the public.

Wednesday's event took place at Recreation Park at the corners of Laurel and Seminary avenues.

Owner of FMK, Frank Kushner calls karate both a mental and physical workout, and one that can clear people's minds from everyday stresses.

"This is a fantastic outlet to make you feel like you get rid of all that extra stuff. You feel better about yourself and it just makes you enjoy the season," Kushner said.

The group will visit MacArthur, Cheri Lindsey, Fairview, First Ward and Boland parks throughout the rest of the summer.

Karate in the Park kicks and punches through the end of August.

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