The National Gymnasium will be transformed into a hive of activity this morning when
some of the country’s best martial artists face off with their counterparts out of Trinidad and Tobago for top honours in the Pan American Martial Arts Games.
The Games commenced in Trinidad and Tobago in 2005 and this morning’s activity marks the first time it will be held at another venue.
Trinidad and Tobago will field a competent unit of 17 practitioners called, “T&T Combined Martial Arts team, while several clubs out of Guyana will vie for honours. They include the Harpy Eagles Karate Club, Guyana Martial Arts Federation, Guyana Mixed Martial Arts Federation, Diamond Karate Organization, Guyana Amateur Karate Organization, Rising Sun Judo Organization and the Black Hawks.
The practitioners will battle for the rating points in the Pan American Games slated for October 17 and 18 at the University of the West Indies Sporting Complex in Trinidad and Tobago. There is also the added incentive of qualifying for the grand finale where a team will be selected to compete in the Pan American International Championships Games where several practitioners will make guest appearances including Trinidad Master Andre Murray and Grandmaster, Roderick Titus.
That championship will see several countries fielding top teams with each vying for honours including the USA, Finland, Ireland, Korea, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana. Additionally, the championship would be graced by Asian President of International Tang Soo Do Moo Kwan, Wong Hung Lee who will be the special guest of honour.
The admission for today’s competition is $500 for adults and $200 for children.
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