Martial arts showcase honors Sonny Kim

Martial arts showcase honors Sonny Kim

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The inaugural "Sonny Kim Martial Arts Showcase" kicked off Saturday and gave children from the West End neighborhood an opportunity to see and learn karate moves.

This happened as they honored fallen Cincinnati Police Officer Sonny Kim who died in the line of duty.

"To bring martial artist not just one particular martial art but all martial artist in general to come celebrate the life of this hero, this spectacular martial artist," said Committee member John Ritter.

Donations made at the showcase will establish the "Sonny Kim Scholarship." It will help bring karate to young people around Cincinnati who might not be able to afford lessons.

"It's all going to be from the youth of Cincinnati mainly Madisonville for where he's from. To give a scholarship to underprivileged youth," said Ritter.

Those in attendance also honored Kim at the police memorial.

"We have the flowers out there. All martial artist, we're going to take a flower and kind of lay it down in his honor, in his memory," said Ritter.

Copyright 2016 WXIX. All rights reserved.