Articles by John Morta

Places to visit during the 2016 NBA All-Star Game

Toronto is set to host the 2016 NBA All-Star Game from Feb. 12 – 14. Rappers Travis Scott and Future, along with Toronto Raptor Cory Joseph, DJ Drama and NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal are just a few of the names hosting events. The popular three-day event, happening at the Air Canada Centre, is expected to flood the downtown core with both locals and visitors alike.

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Teacher keeps ancient Filipino marial art alive

Jing Gonzalez teaches a martial art used by warriors to defend the Philippines. He stands in the middle of a training ring as his two students cross their bastons (sticks) ready to fight. Each warrior eyes his opponent through the grills of a helmet. On Gonzalez’s command, “Handa, laban,” the fight begins.