The Black Hawks Martial Arts School secured a total 19 awards; 12 titles, 5 silver and 2 bronze medals, at the Pan Caribbean Martial Arts tournament staged in Trinidad and Tobago, August 19 and 20, fielding a team of 14 which included 11 competitors.
The Guyanese team competed in Kata, Weapons Kata, Kumite and Grappling. They eventually secured second place overall behind joint winners Barbados and T&T with 45 medals apiece. The Bajan team comprised of 58 members, while T&T had 65. Other teams that competed were USA, St Lucia and Grenada.
Three Black Belts from the Guyana team were promoted to Observation Black belts; Trevor Franklin, Corwin D’Anjou and Bertram Williams. Four were also inducted into the Hall of Fame. Garfield Newton – outstanding contribution; Roland Eudoxie – Black Belt of the year; D’Anjou – junior Black belt of the year; Williams junior Martial Artist of the year were the honorees.
Those securing titles for Guyana during the competition were: Garfield Newton (Kumite), Eudoxie (Kung Fu Kata), D’Anjou (Weapons Kata, Freehand Kata and Silver in Kumite), Williams took the Kumite title beating teammate D’Anjou, Jamal Morris (Kata, Grappling), Denolia Bristol (Kumite and Silver Kumite), Lateefah Hopkinson (Kata, Kumite), S. Hopkinson (Bronze in kata), Damien Marks (Kumite), Darrell Mason (Kata, Silver Kumite, Silver Grappling).
Several international stars were in attendance including movie stars Don ‘The Dragon’ Wilson and Imani Lee of WWE fame. The team was mostly self sponsored with Giftland Office Max and Bakewell offering valuable support, for which the team expressed heartfelt gratitude.
The title holders are now eligible to compete in the November 16 and 17 World Championship in Canada.
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