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OpenMat Athletes Win 11 Medals In Toronto

OpenMat Athletes Win 11 Medals In Toronto

[Written by Stephen Wright] OpenMat Bermuda will return to the island with 11 medals from the Grappling Industries Toronto Gi & No Gi Round Robin Tournament. The island’s Brazilian jiu-jitsu academy won four gold, three silver, and four bronze medals at the competition at the weekend. It was a marked improvement on their medal haul last year when... Read more of this article

OpenMat Athletes Aim For Medals In Toronto

OpenMat Athletes Aim For Medals In Toronto

[Written by Stephen Wright] OpenMat Bermuda will send 16 junior and adult athletes to compete at the Grappling Industries Toronto Gi & No Gi Robin Round Tournament this weekend. The island’s only Brazilian jui-jitsu academy won one gold, three silver, and two bronze medals at the tournament last year. All those medal winners [Gaia Angeli, gold;... Read more of this article

Sydney Mason: From Gymnastics To Jiu-jitsu

Sydney Mason: From Gymnastics To Jiu-jitsu

[Written by Stephen Wright] When Sydney Mason retired from gymnastics aged 18, she did not expect it to take five years to discover a sport that excited and challenged her as much as her first sporting love. Mason was once the top gymnast on the island, representing Bermuda at the Pan American Games in Toronto in 2015, competing in the vault, uneven... Read more of this article

Tyler Kerr To Do Muay Thai Training In Thailand

Tyler Kerr To Do Muay Thai Training In Thailand

[Written by Stephen Wright] Tyler Kerr will spend the next several months in Thailand pursuing his Muay Thai ambitions, training at respected gyms, fighting on local shows, and immersing himself in the culture. The Bermudian said it has long been his dream to “eat, sleep, and breathe” the “art of the eight limbs” in the county of its origin. After... Read more of this article

Jason McAlpine Wins Two Medals In Las Vegas

Jason McAlpine Wins Two Medals In Las Vegas

[Written by Stephen Wright] Jason McAlpine claimed gold and silver medals representing OpenMat Bermuda at the recent World IBJJF Jui-Jitsu No-Gi Championship in Las Vegas. McAlpine was among nine competitors representing the island’s first Brazilian Jui-Jitsu academy at the top international tournament. The 48-year-old won the men’s masters middleweight... Read more of this article

OpenMat Athletes To Compete In Las Vegas

OpenMat Athletes To Compete In Las Vegas

[Written by Stephen Wright] Nine competitors from OpenMat Bermuda will be vying for glory at the World IBJJF Jui-Jitsu No-Gi Championship in Las Vegas this week. Representing OpenMat Bermuda – the island’s first Brazilian Jui-Jitsu academy – are Reina Maypa, Sydney Mason, Greg Maybury, James Adams, Thomas Gregory, Lonnie Bascome, Jason McAlpine,... Read more of this article

Photos: 2nd Annual Kazumi Tabata Open

Photos: 2nd Annual Kazumi Tabata Open

Bermuda’s karate community gathered at the 2nd Annual Kazumi Tabata Open in the Whitney Institute Auditorium, where Tony Cabral emerged as the overall winner. A spokesperson said, “The Whitney Institute Auditorium was filled with the spirit of martial arts as Bermuda’s karate community came together for the 2nd Annual Kazumi Tabata... Read more of this article

Photos: Karate Seminar Featuring Gakuji Tozaki

Photos: Karate Seminar Featuring Gakuji Tozaki

The Bermuda Karate Federation [BKF] announced the “successful culmination of a two-day karate seminar featuring the world-renowned karate sensation, Gakuji Tozaki.” A spokesperson said, “The event, held on November 24th and 25th, 2023, witnessed a gathering of karate enthusiasts, instructors, and practitioners from across the island. “Gakuji... Read more of this article

Krista Dyer Wins Silver Medal At World Wushu

Krista Dyer Wins Silver Medal At World Wushu

[Written by Stephen Wright] Krista Dyer said she feels elated after claiming the silver medal in sanda at the World Wushu Championships in Fort Worth, Texas, yesterday [November 20]. Dyer, competing in the women’s 65kg division, defeated Nicole Lowe-Tarbert, of Australia, 2-0, having lost her opening contest 2-0 to Ana-Maria Pal, of Romania. It is... Read more of this article

Tabata-Ha Shotokan Karate-Do Marks 12 Years

Tabata-Ha Shotokan Karate-Do Marks 12 Years

Tabata-Ha Shotokan Karate-Do Bermuda commemorated its twelfth anniversary with a church service, demonstration, prize giving, and dinner, recognizing outstanding students with Bushido Awards, and presenting certificates to black belt achievers. A spokesperson said, “On November 14, 2011, Charles Butterfield Sensei branched out and opened his own... Read more of this article

Dyer & Cox To Compete At Wushu Champs

Dyer & Cox To Compete At Wushu Champs

[Written by Stephen Wright] Krista Dyer and Kaelin Cox will look to continue their impressive form when they compete at the 16th World Wushu Championships in Fort Worth, Texas. The pair will represent the Bermuda Sanshou Association [BSA] at the championships, hosted by the International Wushu Federation, which runs from Thursday [November 16] to Sunday. Dyer,... Read more of this article

Photos: Shotocup Hosts Harto Ryu Kata Classic

Photos: Shotocup Hosts Harto Ryu Kata Classic

The 4th annual Harto Ryu Kata Classic, hosted by Shotocup, was held to “celebrate the art of kata – a choreographed symphony of movement that embodies the very essence of karate.” A spokesperson said, “The 4th annual Harto Ryu Kata Classic, proudly hosted by Shotocup, a respected local martial arts promotional company, unfolded... Read more of this article

Teenage Female Kickboxers Set To Fight

Teenage Female Kickboxers Set To Fight

[Written by Stephen Wright] A female kickboxing bout between two Bermudians takes place next Saturday [October 28] when Rhiannon Morgan faces Enzi Johnston at The Shed in Dockyard. Teenagers Morgan and Johnston will meet in a three-round K1 rules fight, sanctioned by the World Kickboxing Association [WKA] Bermuda, on the undercard of Fight Night Champion. Both... Read more of this article

Muay Thai Programme For Young People

Muay Thai Programme For Young People

[Written by Stephen Wright] Youngsters can develop their self-defence skills, improve their physical fitness and learn emotional self-regulation at the Changs Youth Muay Thai programme at Fight City Muay Thai and Fitness. The autumn term starts on Saturday [September 23] and runs until December 6, with sessions for 6 to 8-year-olds, 9 to 12-year-olds... Read more of this article

Grandmother & Granddaughter Compete Together

Grandmother & Granddaughter Compete Together

Amarriah Vaughns and her grandmother Andrea McKey competed at the US Capitol Classic martial arts event in Maryland, with the dynamic duo making an excellent showing. A spokesperson said, “In an extraordinary display of skill and determination, the dynamic duo from Tabata-Ha Dojo left a lasting impression at the prestigious US Capitol Classic... Read more of this article

Sanshou Team Enjoy Impressive Medal Haul

Sanshou Team Enjoy Impressive Medal Haul

[Written by Stephen Wright] Kaelin Cox captured three gold medals for the Bermuda Sanshou Association at the Fourth Pan American Kungfu Championships in Markham, Ontario. Cox claimed four medals in traditional kungfu, winning the men’s over-18 southern openhand, imitation form and long weapons. He also won bronze in broadswords. The team of 16 athletes... Read more of this article