Barbados for shotokan tourney
Barbados will be sending an 18-member team to the International Shotokan Karate Federation’s (ISKF) Caribbean Karate Championships in the British Virgin Islands in July.
The final squad will be selected from a 25-member group which is currently in training and ISKF Barbados will be using the championships as a stepping stone to next year’s Pan American Championships in Mexico.
Prior to this, a smaller group of senior brown and black belts, led by sensei Peter Warren will also be attending the ISKF Master Camp and Goodwill Tournament in June in Philadelphia.
According to Warren, the federation will be executing a number of fund-raising drives in order to offset the cost of participating at these events.
Meanwhile, at the annual general meeting of the ISKF Barbados last Friday, Warren was elected as its chairman and chief instructor while Grantley Barrow was elected as president.
The vice-president is Kevin Bentham while Karen Downie will serve as secretary and Simon Walker as assistant secretary. The treasurer is Deborah Lowe and her assistant is Margarette Clarke.
The two club representatives on the local federation which is comprised of the UCKC Martial Arts club and the Royal Barbados Police Force Shotokan Karate club are Julie Gardier and Michael Roberts. (EZS)