Bob tackles Brac

Cayman Brac is getting a major taste of mixed martial arts.

Karate instructor Bob Daigle, with the help of Brac resident Justin French, is putting on the island’s inaugural kickboxing and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu seminar. The Aston Rutty Centre will serve as the venue on Saturday, 4 August, with two sessions planned from 10.30am.

Daigle states the seminar will be the launching point for a martial arts centre.

“We’re trying to start a Cayman kickboxing academy in the Brac,” Daigle said. “Guys like Justin enjoyed their time at the clinics here. We feel people can learn discipline, get active and engage in healthy competition. I’m actually there for four days to teach coaching skills to residents.”

News of the Brac seminar comes after Daigle brought two professionals from Las Vegas, in Danny Davis Jr and Derek Weaver, to Grand Cayman for clinics in June. The D. Dalmain Ebanks boxing gym attracted a regional crowd, with fighters from Cayman and the Brac joining grapplers from the Bahamas, Jamaica and Honduras.

French led the Brac contingent, with first-timer Frank Elwin winning bronze in a grappling contest held after the clinics.

The Brac seminar is aimed at residents aged 13 and over. Admission is $15. For more information, contact Justin French on [email protected] or 938-7963

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