Martial Artists Compete In Virtual Championships

May 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

On Saturday [May 9] nine students from Bermuda Karate Institute [3] and Tabata-Ha Shotokan Karate-Do Bermuda [6] took part in a, first of its kind for most, karate tournament, with the athletes competing in the Houston International Online Championship via Zoom.

There were competitors from England, Ireland, various parts of the US and of course Bermuda. There were 7 divisions and Bermuda competed in the Krazy Athletic, Forms and Weapons. The other divisions included Showmanship, adaptive showmanship, self defense and creative open breaking. The forms and weapons were split into traditional, creative and musical.

The following students competed:

  • Andrea Mckey – 2nd in traditional weapons and 3rd in traditional kata over 16 Black Belt
  • Rakeysha Robinson – 1st in traditional weapons and 3rd in traditional kata over 16 Black Belt
  • Zachery Simons – 1st in traditional weapons and 2nd in traditional kata over 16 beginners
  • Massanda Vaughans – 1st in traditional weapons and 2nd in traditional kata 10-15 beginners
  • Callahj Simons – 1st in traditional kata 10-15 intermediate
  • Amiel Trott – 3rd in traditional kata 10-15 beginners
  • David Sainsbury – 6th in traditional kata 10-15 beginners
  • Shane Smith – 2nd in krazy athletic and 6th in traditional kata 10-15
  • Fancie Bowens-Tucker – 1st in krazy athletic and 3rd in traditional kata under 9 intermediate

For the Krazy Athletic the competitors had to complete do minute to win it challenges, jump tucks, burpees, pushups, squat kicks and sit-ups. They had a minute for each one and had to see how many they could do in that minute.

“In this time of uncertainty it was truly an awesome experience. We did Bermuda proud and represented Bermuda to the high standard that we are known for. We have adapted our training to zoom classes for our students and although it is hard teaching on line our students are progressing well,” a spokesperson said.

“The next tournament is June 6, Wild Wild West ONline Championships. There are 9 tournaments planned between now and October and the finals will be in November. The top 5 competitors from each division, age group will advance to the finals. Points are awarded according to your placement.”

Shane Smith Bermuda May 10 2020

Amiel Trott Bermuda May 10 2020

Andrea McKey and Massanda Vaughans Bermuda May 10 2020

Callahj Simons Bermuda May 10 2020

David Sainsbury Bermuda May 10 2020

Rakeysha Robinson Bermuda May 10 2020

Zachery Simons Bermuda May 10 2020

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