Karate’s popularity is high in the Cayman Islands and that is due partly to one school, in particular, continuing to flourish.
The Cayman Associated School of Karate held its first adult graduation of the year at its headquarters at King’s Sport Centre.
This exciting and significant event last Thursday saw close to 30 adults being promoted between the ranks of white and brown belt.
Graduating were members from the Coed Adult Programme and the Women-Only Programme, which is the only programme of its kind in the Caribbean.
The CASK dojo at King’s was packed with karate students. Also in attendance were CASK’s junior black belts and several brown belts from the youth programme who are hoping to test for black belt later this year.
Since 2006, Sensei Greg Reid (8th Dan in Wado Karate), chief instructor has been building the high-level programmes at CASK throughout its adult programmes, CASK has seen a steady increase of adults training in traditional karate.
There are many benefits of karate training for people of all ages, such as confidence, self defence, physical fitness and goal-setting.
CASK teaches one of the four legitimate styles of Japanese karate in the world called Wado.
CASK is the only school in the Cayman Islands that is recognised by the World United Karate Organisation and is a member of Wado Canada, ISKF, and the World Karate Federation.
To complement the karate programmes currently offered, CASK has recently introduced the first Tai Chi/Dai Chi programme to the Cayman Islands.
This “soft-style” martial art is great for people of all ages and fitness levels to develop their physical, mental and spiritual health.
CASK will be in full operation over the summer months and newcomers are welcome at any time.
This is a great way for adults and children alike to get active and stay busy over the summer holidays.
For more information about CASK, contact Sensei Greg Reid at 925-3367 or email [email protected]