Purple Dragon to host karate championships

| 08/04/2013

Purple-Dragon.gif(PDSMA): The Purple Dragon School of Martial Arts will host the Cayman Islands Karate 2013 Championships on 27th April. All local karate schools are invited to participate. The event, which will take place at the St. Ignatius Catholic School, 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-defense and weapons – and will be for all age groups and abilities, including children from 4 to 18 years and adults 18 years and over. Sensei Floyd Baptiste, a fifth degree Purple Dragon Black Belt and head of the Cayman Islands Purple Dragon dojo, is organising the event.

He said, “I am extremely excited for the Purple Dragon Karate 2013 Championships. 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.”

Registration is through the Cayman Active website, www.caymanactive.com.  Registration is $25 for 2 categories, with a $5 charge for each additional category. Online registrations must be completed by April 19th. More information is available on the Purple Dragon website at www.purpledragon.ky.

The event is sponsored by Tower Marketing and Sprint. The organisers are inviting additional sponsors to help fund the event, with any extra funds going towards the Purple Dragon child sponsorship programme, which aims to give Cayman’s underprivileged children the opportunity for personal growth through training in self-defense and self-discipline in Purple Dragon.

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