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Aries Sports Center Members Win Medals

Aries Sports Center Members Win Medals

Damacio Hendrickson, A’Ria Philpott-Jackson, Sasha Henderson, Nadia Henderson, and Cyril Whitter represented Aries Sports Center in the Grappling Industries Brazilian Jiu Jitsu [BJJ] competition in Atlantic City. The group took part in their first round robin BJJ event, the second overseas competition for the facility this year having competed in... Read more of this article

Burgess & Brown Compete In US Capitol Classic

Burgess & Brown Compete In US Capitol Classic

Michael Burgess and Dominique Brown recently competed at the US Capitol Classics/China Open in Washington DC. A spokesperson said, “Following an excellent performance at the Lepercq Memorial in June, 14-year-old Michael Burgess of the Traditional Okinawan School of Karate was invited to attend the US Capitol Classics/China Open in Washington DC with... Read more of this article

Charles Butterfield In Martial Arts Book

Charles Butterfield In Martial Arts Book

Local martial artist Charles Butterfield has been nominated for inclusion in the 2022 Bill ‘Superfoot’ Wallace Changing Lives book and inducted in the AMAA Foundation Who’s Who Legends Hall of Honors. A spokesperson said, “Jessie Bowen, Director of the American Martial Arts Alliance Foundation, announced the release of the highly anticipated... Read more of this article

Errin Cann Wins Wushu Championships Medal

Errin Cann Wins Wushu Championships Medal

Errin Cann won a Wushu Taolu [forms] medal at the 13th Pan American Wushu Championships in Brazil. Cann’s score of 8.250 in Female Group C [11 & under] Jianshu [straight sword] was good enough to capture second place and the silver medal. USA’s Sabrina Ding captured the gold and Chile’s Sara Bruno rounded out the podium spots. Cann’s also... Read more of this article

Photos: Shotocup Holds Award Ceremony

Photos: Shotocup Holds Award Ceremony

Shotocup, a local martial arts event management company, hosted their first awards ceremony on Saturday [July 16] in Victoria Park. A spokesperson said, “The ceremony marked a successful first year for Shotocup as they were able to facilitate four successful and internationally recognized events both pre- and post-pandemic. “The Director... Read more of this article

Burgess & Brown To Compete In Capitol Classic

Burgess & Brown To Compete In Capitol Classic

Michael Burgess and Dominique Brown will be competing at the US Capitol Classic in Maryland next month. A BKO spokesperson said, “Attending his first overseas tournament, 14-year-old Michael Burgess from the Traditional Okinawan School of Karate – Shorin Ryu has been chosen by Bermuda Karate Organization [BKO], under the direction of Sensei... Read more of this article

Aaron Dyer Earns Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt

Aaron Dyer Earns Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt

Aaron Dyer — founder of Bermuda’s first Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu [BJJ] academy OpenMat Bermuda — has been awarded his black belt in the art. A spokesperson said, “An officer with the Bermuda Police Service, Officer Dyer first began training in the quickly growing art made famous by the Ultimate Fighting Championship, nearly ten years... Read more of this article

Ashton Bell Wins Muay Thai Title In Iowa

Ashton Bell Wins Muay Thai Title In Iowa

[Written by Stephen Wright] Ashton Bell claimed his second championship title after winning the B Class super-welterweight division at the TBA World Muay Thai Classic in Des Moines, Iowa, last weekend. Bell won all four bouts at the tournament and secured the championship belt after defeating Nebraskan Thien Truong by unanimous decision.The 27-year-old... Read more of this article

Photos & Results: Lepercq Memorial Martial Arts

Photos & Results: Lepercq Memorial Martial Arts

On Sunday [June 26] the Bermuda Karate Institute [BKI] in conjunction with Shotocup hosted the 22nd Annual Lepercq Memorial Traditional Martial Arts Tournament. A spokesperson said, “The tournament held in honor of the late Paul Lepercq, highlights his contribution to Martial Arts in Bermuda and the level of local talent. The event showcased athletes... Read more of this article

Muay Thai Squad Named For World Classic

Muay Thai Squad Named For World Classic

[Written by Stephen Wright] Fight City Muay Thai and Fitness will send the largest-ever team from Bermuda to compete in the TBA World Muay Thai Classic in Des Moines, Iowa. The ten-strong squad includes Jay Astwood, Donna Munoz-Pitcher, Shaun Lavis, Na’Twuan Fisher, Ashton Bell, Antwan Edwards, Emma Edwards, Tyler Kerr, Yolanda Yuan and Keron Lee.... Read more of this article

Brown Competes In Two Online Competitions

Brown Competes In Two Online Competitions

Dominique Brown competed in the Battle at the Bay [TKO] Tournament, which served as a League World Championship Qualifier, as well as the Houston International [Alliance], both online. In the Battle of the Bay, Brown picked up wins in the Traditional Weapons Class, the Forms Traditional Class, and the Weapons BBC Mixed Class. Houston International,... Read more of this article

Morgan Assists In American Fighter’s Title Win

Morgan Assists In American Fighter’s Title Win

Bermudian Muay Thai coach Chuck Morgan performed the role of cornerman in Austin Streicher’s victory at the Freedom Fighter Promotions in New York at the weekend. American Streicher stopped Marcos Matias 54 seconds into the third round to claim the lightweight national title at the Grand Roosevelt Ballroom in Hudson.Matias will be a familiar name... Read more of this article

Bermuda Athletes Win IBJJF Medals In Orlando

Bermuda Athletes Win IBJJF Medals In Orlando

Six members of Openmat Bermuda competed in the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation [IBJJF] Pan American Championship in Orlando. The IBJJF is the largest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu organization in the world and holds many of the world’s biggest competitions, including the Pan American Championship. The Bermuda competitors were directed and coached... Read more of this article