J'can martial artists on another Florida raid
FRESH from their sparkling performance at the recent United States Open in Orlando, a party mainly comprising junior martial artists from Rising Sun Karate, First Jamaica Zendo Karate and Ningen Martial Arts jet back to Florida tomorrow for this weekend’s Homestead International Tournament (HIT) in Miami.
Travelling with the juniors is Rising Sun’s Marissa Jones, a member of Jamaica’s female combined martial arts team that defeated a strong Puerto Rican unit to win the Caribbean Gold Cup in Orlando two weeks ago.
Lee-Michael Henry, a big winner on the main stage at the US Open, taking creative-forms gold, will be featured on Friday’s Night of Champions along with Abigail Williams in the Belt Title Fight Challenge, the main event of the tournament.
Calabar schoolboy Tyrique Tai-loy of First Jamaica Zendo, along with Jordan Scott, Ningen Martial Arts, are firm medal favourites.