The Guyana International Kyokushinkai Martial Arts Academy (GIKMAA) has started the year on a high note, and has continued on that road as the first half of the year ended with the Academy growing in numbers and as students continues to grow in confidence and ability.
From January to date, GIKMAA has had a very successful Weapons Workshop, Coloured Belt exams, Fund-raising, its second Health & Fitness Walk and National Championships.
At the exams, A Total of 27 Students from 4 branches (Mahaica, Wales, Enterprise, and Enmore) went from one level to the next…
2 students from 10thKyu White belt to 9thKyu Yellow Strip
10 from 9thKyu Yellow Strip to 8thKyu Yellow belt
9 from 8thKyu Yellow belt to 7thKyu Orange belt
And 6 from 7thKyu Orange belt to 6thKyu Green belt.
At the just concluded May 19, National Championship, students were outstanding in their disciplines.
Mahaica with 2 students winning a gold and bronze, Enterprise, with 4 students won 7 medals, 6 gold and 1 bronze, Enmore, with 11 students won 21 medals, 7 gold, 10 silver and 4 bronze.
While Wales with 6 students winning 15 medals, 11 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze.
Outstanding Students were:
Enmore – Sensei Kelvin Walcott 3 gold, Amika Hall and Daniel Lashley 2 gold each.
Enterprise, 6 years old Shonna Seusingh, Nicholas Rampersaud and Instructor Vikash Somwaru won 2 gold each.
For Wales, Christian Freeman, Marcus Chowtie, Ganesh Persaud, Sharda Sookwah and Sensei Marcell Yassim all winning 2 gold each. Other outstanding students were Bhudesh Shilchand and instructor Umish Parasram, winning one gold apiece.
The Guyana International Kyokushinkai Martial Arts Academy would like to thank Mr. Fazal Bacchus and Cacique Accounting College, along with Grandmaster/Soke/Dr. A. Nazim Yassim for sponsorship of this tournament, and the Guyana Sugar Corporation Incorporated, Uitvlugt Eastate, for the use of the Wales Communtiy Centre Building for the tournament.
Attention will now turn to the annual Martial Arts Training Camp in July, the Suriname tournament in August and GIKMAA 7th Open International Tournament in September. The GIKMAA is in the process of seeking sponsorship for the upcoming events. For more information contact GM/Soke/Dr. A. Nazim Yassim on 592-662-7211 Or email [email protected] or [email protected]…
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