THE Guyana Karate College (GKC) emerged champions of the recently concluded Woon-A-Tai cup, held at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall (CASH) last Sunday
Amassing a total of 84 medals, the GKC overturned the challenges of the YMCA club who finished second and the Felix Karate Club, third.
According to Senior Instructor Sensei Jeffrey Wong, the event featured the true showing of the college’s strength and is testament to the work they have been putting in.
“What we saw last Sunday was a showing that was the true benefit of the hard work we, or more so the karatekas, have been putting in,” Sensei Wong said.
He added, “The children were very excited for the tournament and they put their best foot forward; they took their opportunity and grasped it with both hands.”
He noted that the tournament provided the perfect stepping stone for preparations for the International Karate Diagaku (IKD) world cup in Barbados later this year.
“The students are looking forward to that (IKD) tournament later this year. We, at the GKC, used this as a preliminary to see how much more work is needed. The general consensus is that we are on target with our training.”
Sensei Wong was in great praise for the tournament by commending Master Woon-a-Tai and his wife Maureen for a well put-together tournament.
“The new forms (Embu and Bunkai) really attracted a lot of persons there. I’ve been getting positive reviews from persons who were spectating.” (Stephan Sookram)