The Purple Dragon School of Martial Arts is hosting the Cayman Islands Karate 2013 Championships.
It is on 27 April and the club is inviting all karate schools to participate. The event is at the St. Ignatius Catholic School on Walkers Road from 1pm.
This will be a light contact tournament using international open circuit sport karate rules to ensure that no advantage will be given to any particular karate discipline.
The competition will take place across all categories – sparring, katas, self-defence and weapons – as well as age groups and abilities for children and ages 4 to 18 and adults over 18.
Sensei Floyd Baptiste, a fifth degree Purple Dragon black belt and head of the Cayman Islands Purple Dragon Dojo, is organising the event.
“I am extremely excited for the Purple Dragon Karate 2013 Championships,” he said. “It is a wonderful opportunity for the martial arts community of Cayman to compete against new opponents outside their own club, whilst having fun and learning from each other. I really want to encourage all karate schools large or small to come out and take part.”
Any martial arts student can enter to be crowned a Cayman Islands karate champion. Registration is $25 for two categories, with a $5 charge for each additional category.
Additional funds raised will go toward the Purple Dragon child sponsorship programme.
The programme gives Cayman’s underprivileged children the opportunity for personal growth through training in self-defence and self-discipline at Purple Dragon.
Purple Dragon martial arts school is located inside the Mirco centre, 294 North Sound Way Industrial Park and can be reached by phone on 946-1241.