THE Guyana Karate College (GKC) yesterday successfully completed another grading ceremony for its Karatekas at the Carifesta Sport s Complex on Carifesta Avenue.Forty-four students underwent grading exercises under the watchful eye of International Karate Diagaku’s founder and current leader Sensei Frank Woon-A-Tai.
Moving from to Nidan (second Kyu black belt) were Britteny Bettencourt and Aaliyah Seeram while the Shodan (first kyu Black belt) movers were Motilall Mattadin, William Jean Paul Grant and Jonathan Ramlal.
Meanwhile, Aditya Seeram moved from second kyu brown belt to first kyu brown belt while Alyssa Ramotar, Jonathan Robinson and Jessica Callender all moved from third kyu to first kyu.
Bruce young, Kellisha Jupiter and Aaron Hendricks each moved from third kyu (brown belt) to second kyu.
Danielle Denny, Josiah Dyall and Rudy Austin each moved from Purple belt to first Kyu brown belt while Ray Samaroo jumped one belt from Blue to brown; skipping purple.
Persons who moved from blue to purple belts included Zaine Bispay, Daniel Denny, Jonathan Ng-a-Fook and Taissa and Diego DeNobrega while those who moved from Green belt to blue belt were Joshua Dyall, Jayden Jettoo and Nathaniel Archer.
Those orange belt karatetas who skipped the green belt and went straight to blue were Nadia Ramlal, Nalini Rampersaud and Paula Louis Grant while Tristian Richards went from yellow belt to orange belt.
Moving from white belt to yellow and white were Jonathan Mohan, Laurence Baptiste, Shamar Duguid, Joshua Gibbs, Lemuel Wilson, Micaiah De Peazer, Jerome Blyde, Justin Peters, Randy Austin, Nicholas Parasaram, Omar Shariff, Jared Bird, Jadon Lee, Aaron Joshua and Angelina Champayne.