Kalari And Kick Boxing School

WINNERS...ALL: Members of the successful Kalari And Kick Boxing School of Martial Arts, led by Sensei Dave Samdeo, display their trophies from the NASKA Pan American International Championship, in Florida, USA, last weekend.

A group of T&T karatekas excelled at the recent NASKA Pan American International Championship in Miami, Florida, USA, last weekend, bringing back trophies, medals and rings. Karatekas from the Kalari And Kick Boxing School of Martial Arts, led by Sensei Dave Samdeo, topped the tournament by taking first and second places in forms (creative and musical), weapons (creative and musical) and second and third-place in points sparring in various age divisions.

Team Kalari, comprising Sensei Samdeo, Sensei Brian Boodlal, Ajay Harripersad, Amrit Ramsubhag, Vishal Ramsubhag, Nishi Mongru and Kerry Mongru competed and won a total of 31 awards (15 first, ten second and six third places). The haul was the most won by a single martial arts club.


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