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Pan Caribbean International Martial Arts Games starting this weekend


RIA GOODMAN

Pan Caribbean International Martial Arts Games starting this weekend

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Over 200 martial artists will compete at the Pan Caribbean International Martial Arts Games on Sunday.

This was revealed during a press briefing ahead of the two-day event at the Island Inn Hotel this morning.

Professor Christopher Francis explained that although it would showcase the knowledge of a number of masters and the skills of athletes it was also an opportunity for the meshing of varying cultures.

“It is geared towards bringing international people from around the world to the Caribbean to lift the standard of martial arts. It is also there to lift the standard by bringing world champions and other international people who has never seen the Caribbean. The sharing of cultures and people can also help to boost sports tourism which is our main goal,” he said.

On Saturday there will be a seminar at the Springer Memorial School between 1 p.m. and 3:00 pm where the masters including movie star Cynthia Rothrock will share on the scientific aspect of martial arts. Following that event will be a Hall of Fame dinner at the Golden Sands Hotel, while the main event will kick off at 9 a.m. at the Garfield Sobers Gymnasium on Sunday. (RG)

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