As members of the Purple Dragon
School of Karate prepare for the World Karate Championships later this month,
Sensei Floyd Baptiste received some great news from the Chairman of Mongoose
The company has become the platinum
sponsor for the team representing the Cayman Islands, the highest level of
The world championships are at the
Hyatt Regency Hotel in Trinidad and many of the students would simply not be
able to attend without financial support from the community.
Alan Tennant Johnson, Chairman of
Mongoose Global Intelligence, said: “It would be a real shame if these
youngsters were denied this experience and the opportunity to achieve a
personal goal after putting their heart and soul into preparing for the event.
That type of commitment and effort should be rewarded. The management and staff
at Mongoose Global Intelligence did not want lack of funding to take away an
important life experience from these young men and women. It was our pleasure
to support the team in chasing a world championship for Cayman.”
Mongoose Global Intelligence is the
new industry standard in prevention of terrorist funding, money laundering,
fraud, and other financial related criminal activities.
Sensei Baptiste thanked Johnson and
MGI for their generous support. “We were
very excited to receive the call from Mr Johnson and hear that Mongoose Global
Intelligence was joining us as our platinum sponsor. They understand the important role that
martial arts can play in the lives of youth and the values it teaches.”
Students will also be attending the
2010 Caribbean Martial Arts Hall Of Fame awards, as well as appearing in Purple
Dragon’s docu-film Born 2 Win.
This year’s championships, from
16-18 July, are set to be a momentous occasion, as they mark the 40th
Anniversary of the Purple Dragon School of Martial Arts.
Purple Dragon is the longest
running martial arts school in the Caribbean, with 45 schools around the region
and thousands of students worldwide. Purple Dragon is the only martial arts
school in the Caribbean which hosts grand tournaments around the globe, most
recently the Canadian Grand Slam in 2007 and the Cayman Island Grand
Championships in 2008.
Other confirmed sponsors for the
Cayman Islands team include gold sponsors Cayman National, Dart Cayman Islands