first_imgSHUSEKI Shihan Frank Woon-A-Tai, 9th Degree Black Belt Founder, Chairman and Chief Instructor of the International Karate Daigaku, successfully graded and advanced 95 karatekas of the Guyana Karate College (GKC).He was assisted by the College’s Vice-Chairman and Vice-Chief Instructor Sensei Jeffrey Wong 6th Degree Black Belt; Sensei Dr Guy Low 5th Degree Black Belt and Sensei Kenrick Cheeks 2nd Degree Black Belt.Students came from the GKC’s Carifesta Sports Complex and Cornelia Ida’s Dojos.Leading the promotions for this grading exercise was 2nd Degree John McGrath who turned in a scintillating performance to earn a 3rd Degree Black Belt or Sandan Ranking.He was followed by the sister and brother pair of Alyssa Kristy and Aiden Davendra Singh, Otho Harris, Deron Austin Samuel Austin and Jayden Hurry all of whom advanced from 1st Degree to 2nd Degree Black Belts or the Nidan RankingJonathan Ng-a-Fook, Diego De Nobrega and Taissa De Nobrega were also elevated from 1st Kyu Brown Belts to 1st Degree Black Belts or the Shodan Rank.Being promoted from 10th kyu to 8th kyu were Nathan Taitt, Janiya Lee, Kissiah Jordan, Jared Hurry, Jonathan Wong while Louis Alexandro Da Silva was promoted from 10th kyu to 7th kyu.The 9th kyu karatakas who were promoted to 8th kyu were Ameer Shariff, Amosdanial, Darnell Klass while Eli Jordan moved from 9th kyu to 7th kyu as well as Prosper Jacobus, Rizwan Mahadeo, Anusha Jodhan, Chinelo Enekwechi.The karatekas of the GKCMia Ritchie was promoted from 7th kyu to 4th kyu while promoted from 6th kyu to 5th kyu were Lemuel Wilson, Jerome Blyden, Rishabh Ramessar, Micaiah De Peazer, Omar Shariff and Joshua Aaron.Moving from 5th kyu to 4th kyu was Laurence Baptiste, while those elevated from 5th kyu to 3rd kyu were Angelina Campayne, Jared Bird, Daniel Gonsalves, Jadon Lee, Aretha Trisho Persaud, Najuma Gibbs and Jermain Holder.From 4th kyu to 3rd kyu was Randolph Scott while from 4th kyu to 2nd kyu was Jose Rodrigues.Moving from 3rd kyu to 2nd kyu were Mekhi Ritchie and Daniel Denny, whilst those elevated from 3rd kyu to 1st kyu were Sophia Mittelholzer, Joshua Gibbs, Somlata Bispat and William Grant Sr.Those who were promoted from 2nd kyu to 1st kyu were Damale Denny, Nalini Rampersaud, Brandon Yong and Paula Louis-Grant.Meanwhile, from the Cornelia Ida Dojo those moving from 10th kyu to 8th kyu were Sandeep Parsram, Mirta Cecil, Justin Persaud, Roy Khadoo, John Saugh, Pramod Hanoman, Chitra Devi Persaud, Jessica Seetahal, Amrita Teekaram, Layshtianna Hansraj, Smriti Devanand, Sanjana Persaud, Karuna Lall, Yogini Devi Dolai, Rehana Bascom, Navita Gunraj, Harshani Danpaul, Chitradevi Alli, Heimala Dookie, Yugdarnhani O’Brian, Kelly Bridgewater, Namrata Parsram, Jasmini O’Brian, Abbas Nazarallie.Moving from 7th kyu to 5th kyu were Sadiea Ajodah and Sharda Persaud.Moving from 6th kyu to 5th kyu were Amarnauth Madh, Said Jeffers, Raveena Persaud, Geetanjalee Motielall, Sharda Ranglall.Rising from 5th kyu to 4th kyu were Shalena Sookdeo, Sarah Persaud, Darchani Chetram, Rajmattie Chintaman. The sole person to go from 4th kyu to 3rd kyu was Sabreena Mohamed.Heading from 3rd kyu to 2nd kyu were Chameli Dahaniram, Gavena Doodnauth, Leah Bisesar, Vanita Chulie, Manoj Nachhman, Omadai Kukul, Danesha Doodnauth Jayanti Ram. Rajnie Brijmohan moved from 3rd kyu to 1st kyu.Master Woon-a-Tai is now in Suriname where he continues his journey to nine other countries in the region for more training sessions and grading exercises.last_img read more

first_img Comments Published on August 28, 2020 at 4:52 pm Contact Roshan: rferna04@syr.edu | @Roshan_f16 Facebook Twitter Google+center_img The Daily Orange is a nonprofit newsroom that receives no funding from Syracuse University. Consider donating today to support our mission.The Atlantic Coast Conference will require three COVID-19 tests per week for football, men’s and women’s soccer, field hockey and volleyball athletes, the conference announced Friday. The conference has also implemented “several enhancements” to protocols regarding cardiac testing, specifically for athletes that test positive for COVID-19.The announcement comes after the ACC’s first Medical Advisory Group report, released July 29, suggested testing athletes only once a week. One of those tests must still be administered within three days of competition, the conference stated Friday in a release. Cross country athletes will still be tested every other week.The ACC also added protocols for football. Players should be tested a day prior to competition and then within 48 hours of the game’s conclusion. A third party will conduct the test prior to gameday, and testing applies to all “team members,” which includes players, coaches and administrative staff, the release states.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse players have sat out four training camp practices since Aug. 6, in part calling for increased COVID-19 testing. SU agreed to test its football players three times per week once the season began, but until Aug. 28, the ACC had not made a conference-wide ruling regarding more frequent COVID-19 testing.Every athlete that tests positive will “undergo a cardiac evaluation,” before they gradually return to play, the ACC stated.The conference also made changes to football’s sideline protocols in order to eliminate all “non-essential personnel” from team areas.last_img read more