Purple Dragon gets new sponsor

The Purple Dragon martial arts scholarship program has attracted a new sponsor, law firm Conyers, Dill & Pearman. 

The firm joins other corporate sponsors who recognize the importance of this popular and successful martial arts program for young people in the Cayman Islands. 

The scholarship program brings together companies like Conyers, Dill & Pearman and youngsters who may be disadvantaged or unable to find the funds to enable them to participate. 

Keisha Syms, human resources manager at Conyers, Dill & Pearman, said the firm was more than happy to participate in the sponsorship. 

“We recognize how important it is for young people to become involved in a sport because of the many benefits derived from participation,” she said. 

“Apart from learning new skills and keeping fit and healthy, sport teaches discipline, team work, perseverance and integrity.” 

Purple Dragon follows the International Don Jitsu Ryu System of mixed martial arts, developed by Trinidadian professor Don Jacob. The school teaches mainly youngsters, some of whom stay for years, with many dedicated members earning a black belt through rigorous training and practice. 

Visit www.purpledragon.ky or www.facebook.com/PurpleDragonCayman for class schedule and other information. 

Purple Dragon students are well schooled in karate. – PHOTO: RON SHILLINGFORD

Purple Dragon students are well schooled in karate. – PHOTO: RON SHILLINGFORD
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