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Turton heading Taekwondo Association

Turton heading Taekwondo Association

Henderson Turton has been elected president of the Taekwondo Association of Barbados (TAB), and will be leading a fresh administration over the next four years. Turton defeated Anthony Williams, immediate past president, during an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) on January 27 to become the ninth elected head of the organisation since its establishment in 1986. […]

Creditable showing by wushu team

Creditable showing by wushu team

A five-man Barbados team is back home after participating in the 11th Pan American Wushu Championships in Lubbock, Texas, USA, from August 12 to 14. The wushu taichi squad comprised athletes Lemar Tull and Shakeem Mascoll, as well as delegates Rollins Alleyne and Gracie Newsam-Cadogan and coach Sylvan Mascoll. Thirteen delegate countries from the 23-member […]

Local MMA card promises much

Local MMA card promises much

Patrons of the upcoming Mixed Martial Arts event have been promised nothing but high-quality fighting skill from top class fighters next month. It was based on this promise of top class fighting that Sheldon “The Game” Jones issued fair warning to his opponent Renaldo “Silvaback” Stuart, to bring his ‘A’ game when the two go head […]

Fighters impress in mixed martial arts

Fighters impress in mixed martial arts

Barbados’ Renaldo Stuart had his work cut out for him last Saturday at the Barbados Community College, but in the end he got the decision in his mixed martial arts bout against Jamaica’s Matthew Colquhoun. Stuart was the featured attraction of the night’s Sanda and Mixed Martial Arts card and impressed during his contest with […]

Alleyne makes case for martial arts

Barbadian athletes have the skill and talent and love competition, but they often lack the preparation for that big day. That’s the word from martial arts trainer, Rollins Alleyne, who is one of the organizers behind the upcoming Bridgetown Burning event now in its 16th year. Bridgetown Burning is a martial arts extravaganza opened to […]

Clarke recognizes potential in local martial arts

Barbados martial arts has lots of potential but the various clubs around the island need to start working together. That’s the advice of former Greco-Roman world champion, Jake Clarke, who was on the island to conduct an Olympic wrestling and mixed-martial arts association (MMA) seminar. He explained that the technical level shown by participants in […]

Combat clubs show off skills

Bajan Fights held the third meet for local combat athletes at the Barbados Community College Gymnasium last Sunday. The seven bout card in K-1 kickboxing and submission grappling brought together combatants from Black Tigers, Young Dragons, Universal Kempo Karate, Lions Den, Jones Academy, Capoeira Barbados, ITF Taekwondo, Boxing Barbados, Kime Kan Karate and Habana Fight […]

Call for unity in martial arts

There needs to be more unity among the various martial arts federations in Barbados in order for the sport to progress in the island. This is the view of president of the Barbados Wushu Tai Chi Federation, Rollins Alleyne, who said people needed to move away from being so narrow-minded towards the sport. “The narrow […]

Mascoll cops silver medal

Rising 16-year-old Barbados martial sport athlete Shackeem Mascoll, captured the silver medal in the 70 kg Junior Sanda Boys (Chinese Kick-boxing), at the 10th Pan American Wushu Championships in Costa Rica which was staged September 5, 6, 7, 2014. Four hundred and twenty Wushu athletes ranging in ages from 8 to 30  from the Pan […]

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