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OpenMat Members Win Medals In Toronto

OpenMat Members Win Medals In Toronto

Bermuda was represented at the Grappling Industries Toronto Gi & No Gi Round Robin Tournament, with members of the OpenMat Bermuda Academy finishing with one gold, three silver, and two bronze medals. A spokesperson said, “Gaia Angeli won the Gi Kids / White / 12 – 13 years [Female] / -125 lbs Division gold medal. “The Gi Kids... Read more of this article

Bell & Kerr To Compete At Muay Thai Festival

Bell & Kerr To Compete At Muay Thai Festival

[Written by Stephen Wright] Bermudian Muay Thai fighters Ashton Bell and Tyler Kerr will head to the home of the ancient combat sport to compete at the Thailand Cup next month. They received an invite from the WBC Muaythai to fight at the inaugural Amazing Muay Thai Festival in Hua Hin – about 124 miles southwest of the country’s capital Bangkok... Read more of this article

Michael Burgess Wins At World Cup Open

Michael Burgess Wins At World Cup Open

The 2023 World Cup Open martial arts competition was held on Sunday [Jan 15], with Bermuda’s Michael Burgess of Kobayashi Okinawan School of Karate-Do competing in the 12 to 14 age group, earning a first place finish and two third place finishes. A spokesperson said, “John Chung held his 2023 World Cup Open martial arts competition on Sunday,... Read more of this article

Aries Sports Members Win Medals In NJ

Aries Sports Members Win Medals In NJ

Led by Sensei Cyril Whitter III, members of the Jiujitsu Club of Bermuda out of the Aries Sports Center competed in the Grappling Industries Event in Atlantic City in New Jersey, making a strong showing to win multiple medals. The Bermuda group competed in Brazilian jiujitsu gi and no gi categories across youth, juvenile and adult categories. Ryah... Read more of this article

Photos & Results: Kazumi Tabata Karate Open

Photos & Results: Kazumi Tabata Karate Open

The Tabata-Ha Open and Shotocup, a local martial arts promotion, hosted the Kazumi Tabata Karate Open on Sunday [Dec 18]. A spokesperson said, “On Sunday December 18th 2022, local martial artists came together to compete at the Kazumi Tabata Karate Open hosted by The Tabata-Ha Open and the Shotocup a local Martial arts Promotion. The event was... Read more of this article

Bascome Wins World IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Title

Bascome Wins World IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Title

Lonnie Bascome was crowned the master 2 male purple lightweight champion at the World IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championships in Anaheim, California. Bascome — representing open mat mixed martial arts  –defeated Victor Bay to claim the title. Bascome posted on social media, saying: “Reflecting on Worlds! In a way, all the hard training wasn’t... Read more of this article

Karate Federation Hosts Free Kumite Seminar

Karate Federation Hosts Free Kumite Seminar

The Bermuda Karate Federation [BKF] hosted a free Kumite Seminar facilitated by the international Elite Athlete, Brian Hilliard. n Saturday the 26 and Sunday, November the 27th, local Karate enthusiasts and athletes of all ages were treated to a free Kumite Seminar facilitated by US Karate Team Member, and WKF Competitor Brian Hilliard and hosted by... Read more of this article

Minister Darrell Pays Tribute To Skipper Ingham

Minister Darrell Pays Tribute To Skipper Ingham

Minister of Youth, Culture and Sport, Sen. Owen K. Darrell, joined the community in expressing his sadness at the passing of Mr. Frederick “Skipper” Ingham. Minister Darrell said, “I extend my heartfelt condolences to Skipper’s family, loved ones and friends. Skipper Ingham was a martial arts legend in Bermuda. He became involved in the sport... Read more of this article

Garon Wilkinson Earns Black Belt In Kickboxing

Garon Wilkinson Earns Black Belt In Kickboxing

[Written by Stephen Wright] Garon Wilkinson, the Bermuda Sanshou Association president, has become the island’s first World Kickboxing and Karate Association [WKA] graded black belt. Wilkinson earned the distinction at the recent WKA World Championships in Prestatyn, Wales, where he coached Bermudian mixed martial artists Kallan Todd, Che Durham... Read more of this article

Video: Kallan Todd Wins Another Gold Medal

Video: Kallan Todd Wins Another Gold Medal

[Written by Stephen Wright] Kallan Todd emerged as Bermuda’s golden competitor at the World Kickboxing and Karate Association [WKA] World Championships in Prestatyn, Wales. Todd claimed the Glory Rules title in the boys’ 16-17 209-pound plus division, adding to the gold medal he won in the K1 category yesterday. Both of Todd’s points victories... Read more of this article

Krista Dyer Wins Two Silver Medals In Wales

Krista Dyer Wins Two Silver Medals In Wales

[Updated with video + written by Stephen Wright] Krista Dyer claimed two silver medals at the World Kickboxing and Karate [WKA] World Championships in Prestatyn, Wales, today. Dyer, the Bermuda Sanshou Association team captain, lost on points to Ellen Martin, of the United States, in the K1 and Glory Rules finals in the women’s 139-pounds division. Although... Read more of this article

Durham Wins Two Silvers At Kickboxing Worlds

Durham Wins Two Silvers At Kickboxing Worlds

[Written by Stephen Wright] Che Durham will return home with two silver medals from the World Kickboxing and Karate Association [WKA] World Championships in Prestatyn, Wales. Durham, of the Bermuda Sanshou Association, lost to Ireland’s Celtan Delaney in the men’s 154-pound K1 division by a split decision on the Emerge Fight Series promotion. Delaney... Read more of this article

Kallan Todd Wins Gold At World Championships

Kallan Todd Wins Gold At World Championships

[Written by Stephen Wright] Kallan Todd has won a gold medal at the World Kickboxing and Karate Association [WKA] World Championships in Prestatyn, Wales, today. Todd defeated Te Au Pounama Warren, of New Zealand, by a unanimous decision in the 16-17 boys’ K1 division at 209-plus pounds. The Bermudian was the aggressor throughout the breathless... Read more of this article