Cayman Islands Sports and Traditional Karate officially opened its doors in January of this year and has already had its first grading session.
CISTK is affiliated with the Cayman Islands Karate Federation which is recognized by the Cayman Islands Olympic Committee and the World Karate Federation.
Harold Davis, founder of the club, is the current president of the Cayman Islands Karate Federation.
Davis is a 4th degree black belt and was world champion in Tae Kwon Do in 2000 at the 200 Pan American Open Championships in Georgia, United States and was also karate gold medallist in 2007 in El Salvador.
The club held grading for some of its karate students on Saturday where Neil Fellner received his yellow belt, Sue Mineiro received her orange belt and Isabel Davis became a purple belt.
The style of karate practiced by CISTK is shotokan, which is considered to be the most universal style of karate.
The club holds karate classes for both adults and children and also offers classes in self-defence, tae-bo and judo. CISTK is currently offering a training special where a parent can sign up their child for karate and the parent can train for free for up to three months. This offer runs until 31 October 2009.
Members of CISTKA will be demonstrating their skills before McKeeva Bush at a fundraising social for the YUDP at the Ramada Grand Caymanian Resort tonight.
- For more information about CISTK contact Harold Davis at 928-5289 or email at [email protected]. CISTKA is located at 37 Barnes Drive off Seymour Rd. near the Mirco Centre in the Industrial Park area.