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kareblblt's real name is karen gigikos. karen is located in Minnesota / USA and has been a SingSnap member since June 17, 2010. Currently, she has a total of 1,546 public recordings which have been viewed 135,616 times.


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karen started taekwondo, and hapikdo at the age of 64 and got her first black belt at the age of 66

karen has a brown belt in another belt. soon to get her 2 black belt and karen is 69 years old as of feb 22 2009

karen is in grand national magazine with Julie Andrews. Martin Sheen, Sally Fields, karen has a full page. came out in Nov & Dec 2006

Karen has been on radio stations as far as Washington DC live. all kind of radio stations here in Minnesota. all kinds of news papers through the metro in MN . 3/28/2006 KLCI-FM-WQPM-AM KSKK-FM-KBKK-FM KYMN-AM 3/29/2006 WJON-AM ALL KINDS OF THEM. this is just some of them.

Karen has been on channel 9, 5, 11, and just last week an intern from channel 4 interview karen. on thur.13 of April 2007 karen was put into the Anoka news paper the Anoka County Union front page and big write up inside.came out Friday April 13,2007
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karen was In 25,000 magazines for 101 expo April 3-4 2006 .karen is in all kinds of news papers through out the metro in 2006.3/31/2006 STAR TRIBUNE, THE AMERICAN LAKEVILLE THIS WEEK & TIMES and many more. karen is Minnesota ( State Champion 2004, 2005)

Also; (ASIAN AMERICAN FIGHTING ARTS FEDERATION 2005,2006, 2008)

karen has her teacher Certificate to help teach. Taekwondo karen has been taught Taekwondo

Hapkido, and some Nave Seal. my Master is StephanChuckNorris Stenzel who was taught by Ji han jae who fought Bruce Lee in the movie Game of Death.

karen was in a movie on the 21 of June. called Wildfire the Arabian heart film,llc producer mikcal vincent

karen has done demos at mystic Casino about 7 times for seniors . in Minneapolis MN

karen has done demos at the convention center in down town Minneapoils MN about 6 times.
karen was just in and is now abcnewspapers.com an artical and video KAREN HAS BEEN ON CLIFF AYERS RADIO STATION SINGING IN NASHVILLE , KAREN HOW HAS A CONTACT FOR A RECORD, FOR EMERALD RECORDS FOR MR CLIFF AYERS. AS OF MAY 7 2011 KAREN IS ALSO A PAINTER AND HAS BEEN IN ART GALLERY IN Robbinsdale MN AND ON TV AND IN THE NEWS PAPERS WITH HER PAINTINGS.

KAREN GIGIKOS

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" Gigikos-Granny- Be as great as we can be"

Local TV
* KARE 11 (NBC)
* KMSP 9 (FOX)
* KSTP 5 (ABC)
* WCCO 4 (CBS)

* WFTC 29 (UPN) ABC Newspapers - Anoka, Coon Rapids, Blaine,

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Great grandmother earns her black belt and plans an action-packed future
66-year-old Anoka resident Karen Gigikos will give a live demonstration at the 3rd annual Seniors Spring Show™

When Karen Gigikos took her first Taekwondo/Hapkido lesson two years ago at the young age of 64, she had no idea how it would change her life. The mother of seven daughters, 17 grandchildren and four great grandchildren, Gigikos simply thought the classes looked like fun. Now, after having earned her first black belt as well as numerous trophies and awards, she’s set her sights on becoming a world champion.

Gigikos will give a live demonstration, and discuss her martial arts experiences, at the 3rd annual Seniors Spring Show™, to be held April 3-4, 2006 at Mystic Lake Casino Hotel in Prior Lake.

“I used to watch martial arts on TV when I was real little, and was intrigued,” Gigikos recalls. Then in 2004, shortly after eight family members including her husband and parents died of cancer, Gigikos met martial arts Master Instructor Stephan Stenzel. “He invited me to come by and watch his students at his Minneapolis/New Prague Centers. I kept coming to watch and finally asked if I could join a class. I started training, and the more I did the more fun it became! I never thought I’d get a black belt. But Master Stenzel always told me that if a person in a wheelchair can, if a man he knows with one arm did, and a man who did not complete the second grade – Abraham Lincoln – became one of the most revered presidents of the United States, it’s not the dream that quits but only the dreamer. So I started to believe him.”

Gigikos began training three to four times a week, a schedule she still maintains. “I have trained about 650 hours in the last year and a half,” she confirms. She won the Minnesota state titles in 2004 and 2005, and has earned more than 20 trophies, a dozen medals, and a leader certificate. “I still have goals I’d like to reach. I’m going for another black belt. I’d also like to become a world champion. And I want to be an instructor someday.”

Some might find it amazing to learn that Gigikos has accomplished all she has despite having had two knee surgeries, a stent in her heart, and having a parathyroid tumor that left her feeling rundown. “My doctors are all for this! They say it is helping and strengthening me,” she says.

Gigikos adds that seniors should not be afraid to try martial arts. “All seniors should consider this. It teaches you valuable self defense lessons. There are so many easy things you can do to protect yourself! Also, this is an art that does not weaken you, but safely strengthens you mentally, physically, spiritually and emotionally. You’ve got all kinds of padding. You’re taught where to hit. A good master will watch over you. I do a lot of blocking and striking with my arms, elbows and hands, more so than my feet although I use them as well. The other day, I was able to break a green board when other students in the class could not!”

Gigikos says that the martial arts have helped improve her emotional outlook as well, saying: “I’m on a high!” For additional information on martial arts classes within the Twin Cities, contact Stephan Stenzel at 763-427-1083 or via e-mail at stenzeltkd@aol.com.

The Seniors Spring Show™ is an opportunity for seniors and caregivers to explore hundreds of products and services targeting their age group. There also are interesting speakers, great entertainment, and hundreds of dollars in free prizes and giveaways. For additional information, and half price tickets visit www.101expos.com. Or call the expo hotline at 612-798-7256.

The Seniors Spring Show™ is sponsored by KSTP-TV, KSTC-TV, Medica, Humana, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Minnesota, Stressfree Living, Senior Times, and Media Relations, Inc.

Media Note: For additional information, or to schedule an interview with Karen Gigikos, contact Media Relations, Inc. at 612-798-7220.

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Hi Karen,

I just got off the phone with Cliff Ayres. The mail box did not have that many submissions, however, he did review yours. I don't know quite how to tell you this, but.........he did ask me to give you a message. I'm a little tired right now, so I will give you the message after I wake up.
Thank you.

Oh, well. I guess I can tell you now. You are going to be on the air. He said that he was very impressed with your music, plus your biography. He will be in touch with you to let you know when your songs will be featured. You are a Hit with Nashville.

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

GOD BLESS YOU
~Mike~
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karen Gigikos when I sang on Cliff Ayers radio station in Nashivile about a month ago.he has asked me to come to nashiville.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Great grandmother earns her black belt and plans an action-packed future
66-year-old Anoka resident Karen Gigikos will give a live demonstration at the 3rd annual Seniors Spring Show™

When Karen Gigikos took her first Taekwondo/Hapkido lesson two years ago at the young age of 64, she had no idea how it would change her life. The mother of seven daughters, 17 grandchildren and four great grandchildren, Gigikos simply thought the classes looked like fun. Now, after having earned her first black belt as well as numerous trophies and awards, she’s set her sights on becoming a world champion.

Gigikos will give a live demonstration, and discuss her martial arts experiences, at the 3rd annual Seniors Spring Show™, to be held April 3-4, 2006 at Mystic Lake Casino Hotel in Prior Lake.

“I used to watch martial arts on TV when I was real little, and was intrigued,” Gigikos recalls. Then in 2004, shortly after eight family members including her husband and parents died of cancer, Gigikos met martial arts Master Instructor Stephan Stenzel. “He invited me to come by and watch his students at his Minneapolis/New Prague Centers. I kept coming to watch and finally asked if I could join a class. I started training, and the more I did the more fun it became! I never thought I’d get a black belt. But Master Stenzel always told me that if a person in a wheelchair can, if a man he knows with one arm did, and a man who did not complete the second grade – Abraham Lincoln – became one of the most revered presidents of the United States, it’s not the dream that quits but only the dreamer. So I started to believe him.”

Gigikos began training three to four times a week, a schedule she still maintains. “I have trained about 650 hours in the last year and a half,” she confirms. She won the Minnesota state titles in 2004 and 2005, and has earned more than 20 trophies, a dozen medals, and a leader certificate. “I still have goals I’d like to reach. I’m going for another black belt. I’d also like to become a world champion. And I want to be an instructor someday.”

Some might find it amazing to learn that Gigikos has accomplished all she has despite having had two knee surgeries, a stent in her heart, and having a parathyroid tumor that left her feeling rundown. “My doctors are all for this! They say it is helping and strengthening me,” she says.

Gigikos adds that seniors should not be afraid to try martial arts. “All seniors should consider this. It teaches you valuable self defense lessons. There are so many easy things you can do to protect yourself! Also, this is an art that does not weaken you, but safely strengthens you mentally, physically, spiritually and emotionally. You’ve got all kinds of padding. You’re taught where to hit. A good master will watch over you. I do a lot of blocking and striking with my arms, elbows and hands, more so than my feet although I use them as well. The other day, I was able to break a green board when other students in the class could not!”

Gigikos says that the martial arts have helped improve her emotional outlook as well, saying: “I’m on a high!” For additional information on martial arts classes within the Twin Cities, contact Stephan Stenzel at 763-427-1083 or via e-mail at stenzeltkd@aol.com.

The Seniors Spring Show™ is an opportunity for seniors and caregivers to explore hundreds of products and services targeting their age group. There also are interesting speakers, great entertainment, and hundreds of dollars in free prizes and giveaways. For additional information, and half price tickets visit www.101expos.com. Or call the expo hotline at 612-798-7256.

The Seniors Spring Show™ is sponsored by KSTP-TV, KSTC-TV, Medica, Humana, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Minnesota, Stressfree Living, Senior Times, and Media Relations, Inc.

Media Note: For additional information, or to schedule an interview with Karen Gigikos, contact Media Relations, Inc. at 612-798-7220.

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Doing business since 1997

Attendee Info
Exhibitors/Marketing Partnerships
About MAEE
Our Staff
Employment
Contact Us
In the Media
For The Media
Press Releases
Spokespeoples Bios

Meet Our New Expo Manager

Michelle Roddie named national Show Manager of the Year

Affiliations & Awards
Mid-America Events & Expos
Take a virtual tour of Kocina Marketing Companies

Turn your pictures into artwork
Mid-America Events & Expos, Inc.
350 West Burnsville Parkway - Suite 350
Burnsville, MN 55337
(P) 612-798-7256
(F) 612-798-7272

www.KocinaCompanies.com
www.publicity.com





























































































































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Dear Ms. Gigikos, Thank you so much for sending the kind note about Governor Palin and providing the link for the painting you did of Governor Palin. I looked over the paintings on your website and I am truly amazed at all of your work. If you wish to send something to Governor Sarah Palin, you can forward it to her Anchorage office at the following address: 550 West 7th Avenue, Suite 1700 Anchorage, Alaska 99501 We appreciate that you took the time to contact our office. As you requested, I will forward your email to Governor Palin's office. Keep up the great work with your black belt - it sounds like you are a very busy "young" lady! You are obviously a great role model for many people, not just senior citizens. We wish you a blessed Thanksgiving, good health and a continuing love for life! Take care, Cindy Sims Special Assistant Office of Lieutenant Governor Sean Parnell 907.269.7460 Alaska Lieutenant Governor Sean Parnell's Home Page Sara I painted this picture for the governor of Alaska. Governor Palin, here is the letter i got back.also here is the picture. don't know if you want to use this or not. but this is what they had to say. Black Belt Granny karen gigikos This is a picture I drew of Sara and John Mc Cain on the stump. I will be 70 in feb and I drew this at the age of 69. I have never had a lesson on my life in painting. karen gigikos 1
I HAVE ALSO BEEN IN THE PAPERS AND ON TV WITH MY PAINTINGS KAREN G

KAREN WITH LOTS OF HER BLACK BELT TROPHY'S

THIS IS JUST A FEW HUGS KAREN

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