“Kickathon” Set To Support Local Martial Artist

April 7, 2016

With Deondre Morris of the Bermuda Karate Organization [BKO] set to represent Bermuda at the 2016 Muay Thai Classic in Iowa in June, he and teammates Angela Hovi and Teirney Gibbons will be holding a ‘kickathon’ on April 9 in order to raise funds to assist with Mr. Morris’ trip.

The event will take place from 4.00pm at BKO, with sponsors able to pledge to the event itself, make a donation online via Bank of Butterfield account 2000 6060 085331 100, or send a cheque made payable to ‘Bermuda Karate Organization.’

Angela Hovi and Deondre Morris:

Ang and Deondre Bermuda April 6 2016

Mr. Morris said, “It has always been my dream to represent my country internationally, so to be afforded the opportunity through the sport I love is a dream realized. It motivates me to put my best foot forward every training session; it’s been all I think about.

“I’m extremely excited to represent Team Bermuda, and bring valuable experience back for those looking to learn traditional Muay Thai.”

Ms. Hovi said, “I am a member at the Bermuda Karate Organization. My teammate and coach, Deondre Morris, will be proudly representing BKO at the 2016 Muay Thai Classic international tournament in the USA in June.”


“I am participating in a Kickathon to raise funds for BKO [a registered Bermuda Charity], specifically to help fund Deondre’s trip. The BKO team will be at our gym on Saturday, April 9, and will be kicking our hearts out [well, legs off] to earn donations for this very exciting cause.

“We will be taking a video of us on the day and sharing with all of those who’ve donated, so you will get the privilege of witnessing the torture – I mean hard work. I would be grateful if you would sponsor me – you can choose to pledge an amount per kick or minute, specifying a maximum contribution, or you can make a fixed donation.

“I am really excited about Deondre competing in this tournament, and am proud to do all that I can to help him get there. Thank you for your support.”

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  1. Auntie says:

    Congratulations Team D-A-T for being offered places in the world competition!!
    I hope you all get great support, as you deserve it.

    Where is the gym that this Kick-a-Thon being held?

    • Deondre says:

      Sorry for the late reply, it was held at Bermuda Karate Institute at 55 King Street in the alley next to the Spa and Pool Center. If you’re still interested in donating contact BKI @ 292-2157. Thanks for your interest!

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