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Bermuda Warrior Challenge Martial Arts Held

Bermuda Warrior Challenge Martial Arts Held

The 1st Bermuda Warrior Challenge took place at The Academy of Martial Arts this weekend [June 22], with martial arts skills on display from age groups ranging from 7 to 13 years of age. Participants were judged on punching strength, time around the challenge course, faults and self-defense techniques demonstrated.The event saw a number of winners... Read more of this article

58 Honoured At Denton Hurdle Memorial Awards

58 Honoured At Denton Hurdle Memorial Awards

Fifty eight student athletes were honoured tonight [June 21] at the 34th annual Denton Hurdle Memorial Awards at Warwick Academy. These awards, honoring the late Denton Hurdle, are used to highlight, recognize and reward the finest primary, middle and senior school student-athletes. Denton Hurdle was a keen sportsman who attended Warwick Academy, Bermuda... Read more of this article

Bermudian Wins At Ontario Jiu-Jitsu Event

Bermudian Wins At Ontario Jiu-Jitsu Event

Bermuda’s Evan Sexsmith-Brosseau placed first in the Kids I [age 5 & 6], Grey Belt, 48.5 to 55.5 pound category at the 2019 Ontario Open International Jiu-Jitsu Championships held in Toronto, Ontario on May 5th.Evan was born in Bermuda to Diane Sexsmith-Brosseau [nee Bissell] and is the grandson of former Bermuda Police Assistant Commissioner... Read more of this article

Video: Jay Astwood’s First Pro Fight In Thailand

Video: Jay Astwood’s First Pro Fight In Thailand

Fighter Jay Astwood recently took part in his first professional match in Thailand, earning a victory by knock out one minute and 30 seconds into the first round. A spokesperson said, “On February 18, Jay Astwood traveled to Thailand for the third time where he enrolled in a 5-week fight camp at Tiger Muay Thai. He trained under Khru Nin, a well... Read more of this article

Latest Bermuda Karate Organization Ratings

Latest Bermuda Karate Organization Ratings

The Bermuda Karate Organization [BKO] released their latest ratings following this weekend’s Bermuda Open Karate Championships at the Hamilton Princess Hotel. Adult menKent Bean 28Adult womenTalia Iris 40BoysKentaro Bean 22 Dakahri Bailey 16GirlsJa’leiyah Johnston 22 Callahj Simons and Milahn Powell 16 Fancie Bowen-Tucker 13Masters... Read more of this article

Bermuda Open Karate Championships Results

Bermuda Open Karate Championships Results

The 37th edition of the Bermuda Open Championships held yesterday [April 28] at Fairmont Hamilton Princess produced two double grand-championships [form and weapons] for Kent Bean and Talia Iris among the small number of adult participants. Kentaro Bean, head judge Charles Butterfield, and Zachary BishopJunior grand champions were novice boy Christian... Read more of this article

Bermuda Sanshou Team Return With 19 Medals

Bermuda Sanshou Team Return With 19 Medals

Last night, the Minister of Labour, Community Affairs and Sports Lovitta Foggo greeted members of the Bermuda Sanshou Association at the airport following their success at the 20th Bridgetown Burning Martial Arts Festival in Barbados over the weekend where they claimed 19 medals – 11 gold, 4 silver and 4 bronze. Minister Foggo congratulated all... Read more of this article

Sanshou Win Eight More Medals In Barbados

Sanshou Win Eight More Medals In Barbados

At the Longbeach Burning event on Sunday in Barbados, the Bermuda team captured another eight medals; 3 gold, 2 silver and 3 bronze medals. Twelve year olds Dominique Brown and Szaine Williams doubled their gold medal tally by winning their respective divisions in Beach Wrestling at the Long Beach event. Krista Dyer also won gold in the female division... Read more of this article

Bermuda Sanshou Win 11 Medals In Barbados

Bermuda Sanshou Win 11 Medals In Barbados

The Bermuda Sanshou Association team made an excellent showing at the 20th Bridgetown Burning Martial Arts Festival in Barbados this weekend, winning a total of 11 medals – 8 gold, 2 silver and one bronze medal. Nathaniel Thomas defended his 9 years and under title in a division with eight competitors, Matai Phipps also secured a gold medal in a... Read more of this article

Sanshou Fighters To Compete In Barbados

Sanshou Fighters To Compete In Barbados

The Bermuda Sanshou Association will field nine athletes at Saturday’s 20th Bridgetown Burning Martial Arts Festival in Barbados. This is the third consecutive year that Bermuda has sent a contingent to Barbados to compete and for the second year in a row the team will also feature Junior San Da athletes. Nine year old Nathaniel Thomas, who captured... Read more of this article

BKO Rankings Following Sensei Roots Shiai

BKO Rankings Following Sensei Roots Shiai

Following the Sensei Roots Shiai on March 3rd, the following competitors scored 10 or more points toward the 2019 Bermuda Karate Organisation [BKO] rankings:Andre Joseph [masters] Kent Bean [senior] Jashae Allen-Lamontagne [senior] Talia Iris [senior] Milahn Powell [junior] Kentaro Bean [junior] Ja’leiyah Johnston [junior] Related StoriesSanshou... Read more of this article

Results: Sensei Roots’ Shiai Invitational

Results: Sensei Roots’ Shiai Invitational

The Sensei Roots Shiai Invitational was held this weekend, with competitors taking part in forms, weapons and sparring. Grand champions were Talia Iris [black belt forms and weapons], Kent Bean [forms], Andre Joseph [weapons], Dakari Bailey [intermediate boys], Milahn Powell [intermediate forms and junior weapons] and Ja’Leiyah Johnston [novice girls] The... Read more of this article

Athletes Compete In John Chung World Cup

Athletes Compete In John Chung World Cup

A team from the Bermuda Karate Organization competed in the John Chung’s World Cup Martial Arts Champion in Reston this weekend, achieving excellent results, with the team claiming a number of wins. Back row: Jashae Allen-Lamontagne, Kentaro Bean, Kent Bean Milahn Powell, Andrea Mckey [team leader], Andre Joseph, John Chung [tournament promoter];... Read more of this article