Alberttown Martial Arts Academy holds first karate examination

first_imgFOUR karatekas were promoted when Alberttown Martial Arts Academy, a branch of The Guyana Mixed Martial Arts Karate Association, held its first annual Martial Arts Karate Examination last Monday. The exam was conducted by Master Lloyd Ramnarine, instructor Roman Pollard, followed by Zafar Ramnarine, Julie Ramnarine and Alliyah Ramnarine.The successful students were Eonthe Garraway promoted to yellow belt, Troy Harris promoted to orange belt, Leanna Barnard to orange belt and Whitney Garraway to blue belt.Meanwhile Sensei Pollard would like to extend an invitation to the youths in the community to get involved in martial arts, because according to him, it is not all about violence but discipline. “The styles that I teach are Shotokan, Ju-jitsu and traditional weapon. On behalf of my students and myself, I would like to thank Master Lloyd Ramnarine and his family for taking time off to come and conduct this examination.”The Alberttown Martial Arts Academy started in March this year at 71 Light Street. This club is open to the public.At the moment there are summer programmes at the Guyana Mixed Martial Arts Karate Association, which include classes at the Iron Fist Martial Arts Academy, located at the New Diamond/Grove Primary School, East Bank Demerara;The Red Dragon Martial Arts Academy at the Belle West Primary School, West Bank Demerara; La Parfaite Harmonie Invisible Kick Martial Arts Academy, West Bank Demerara; and Vreed-en-Hoop Martial Arts Academy located at the Vreed-en-Hoop Primary School, West Bank, Demerara, opposite Royal Castle.If anyone is interested in joining the various clubs, further information can be acquired from 698-6727, 673-0823, 698-7456 and 668-6952.last_img read more

Men’s Tennis: Badgers fall to Princeton before dominating Green Bay, IUPUI in tournament

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin men’s tennis team (7-1) suffered their first loss of the season to Princeton (4-1) before bouncing back Saturday, winning a doubleheader against Green Bay (1-2) and IUPUI (1-5). The Princeton Tigers came out strong Jan. 31 at Nielsen Tennis Stadium. Despite the undefeated Badger duo Jesper Freimuth and Leonard Soha thrashing Justin Barki and Thomas Bosancic 6–3, Princeton ultimately took the doubles point.The singles score didn’t look much better for the Badgers — Princeton chalked up five more points — but there are some tales numbers can’t tell. Wisconsin’s Gabriel Huber made Karl Poling fight for his win, forcing their set to a third game tie-breaker before falling. Wisconsin’s Robert Krill then stopped what otherwise would’ve been a Princeton sweep, demolishing Bill Duo 6–4, 6–4—a welcome salve for the Badgers first loss of the season as Princeton won 6–1.Men’s tennis: Wisconsin falls to Minnesota in first round of Big Ten tournamentThe University of Wisconsin men’s tennis team (10-12, 4-7 Big Ten) fell in the first round of the Big Ten Read…If Friday belonged to Princeton, Saturday was all for Wisconsin. Soha and Freimuth opened the Feb. 1 doubleheader by destroying Green Bay’s Teddy Razafindratsima and Kentaro Mizushima 6–1. Chase Colton and Jared Pratt clinched the Badgers doubles point when they dispatched George Botha and Dipin Wadhwa 6–4. Singles play continued the fireworks as sophomore Martim Vilela won his singles debut 7–6, 6–2 against Razafindratsima as Huber, Colton and Krill all won their games without dropping a set.The Badgers used IUPUI’s weird trident logo as a fork Saturday night, eating their opponents alive 7–0. Soha and Freimuth tacked another win onto their doubles record (5-0) by handily beating IUPUI’s Reed Plunkett and Michael Koch 6–0. Colton and Pratt gave the Badgers the doubles point when they defeated Nicholas Moody and Alex Jochim 6–2. Daniel Nuzhny initiated the Badger’s singles sweep by beating Reed Plunkett 6–0, 6–0. Colton, Huber, Soha, Krill and Robin Parts racked up five more points, all beating their opponents in consecutive sets.The Badgers have their next match Thursday Feb. 6 at 5:30 p.m. They will take on their in-state rivals —Marquette — at Nielsen Tennis Stadium.last_img read more