Former Fla officer finds bliss in martial arts


Nick Evans drew national attention for dragging a shopping cart while driving his patrol car
 
By MICHAEL A. SCARCELLA 
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
 
BRADENTON, Fla. — Nick Evans is cloaked in a long robe with a black belt around his waist. He is barefoot and grinning.

Balancing on one foot, he repeatedly and methodically smacks his right shin against a target in the center of the martial arts studio.

His students are counting up with every strike -- one, two, three, four, five, six. And so on. Evans blows on his fingers, a gesture of pride. Easy work. No sweat.

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