Dragon’s new dojo is kicking

Purple Dragon Martial Arts, the largest and longest established in combat sports club in the Cayman Islands, has a grand opening of their newly refurbished dojo.

It is at the Mirco Centre on North Sound Way and the public is invited to attend the event this Saturday 24 March from 10am-2.30pm.

The official ribbon cutting by Minister of Sports Mark Scotland will be at 11am. Throughout the day, the public can take tours through the new facility. There will also be demonstrations given by the Purple Dragon students, ranging from mighty tot beginners all the way up to the black belts. The Sensei and weapons demonstrations will surely amaze everyone.

The new space has been completely renovated to include a larger dojo floor, enabling two classes to be held simultaneously. The dojo also features a study area for students, changing areas and a pro-shop featuring clothing, safety equipment sparring wear, books and traditional training weapons.

“We are very proud of this new location and look forward to showing it off to the public,” Sensei Floyd Baptiste said. “The practice of Don Jitsu Ryu, is a great way to gain self-discipline while getting a workout at the same time. This form of karate developed by world renowned martial arts expert Professor Don Jacob, has been practiced at Purple Dragon for more than 40 years and is highly recognised and respected around the world.”

“Here at Purple Dragon we feel it is important to build self-confidence and discipline, while still having fun.”

Purple Dragon welcomes people of all ages to participate in their classes. In addition to the Don Jitsu Ryu karate, there are classes for self-defence, fitness kick boxing and even a workout boot camp. The large, open space is also perfect for children’s birthday parties or other events.

There will be specials all day for new memberships and items in the pro-shop.

Visit the Purple Dragon Cayman Islands Facebook page before the event for a chance to win a free month membership www.facebook.com/PurpleDragonCayman. For more information on the Cayman Islands Purple Dragon Martial Arts contact 946-1241 or go to their website.