With gold on their minds, 23 members of the Association Shotokan Karate-Guyana (ASK-G) have already departed Guyana ahead of the third International Karate Daigaku (IKD) World Championships.
Led by senior instructor and Karateka Roger Peroune, the Kata Captain, and Kumite Captain Keith Beaton, the team, which also included ASK-G Senior Instructor, President and judge Amir Khouri, left Guyana on August 13 and are expected back on August 20.
The international competition will see over 350 highly-skilled and trained competitors vying for the top spots. The Guyanese contingent will have their hopes at an all-time high, as members are anxiously awaiting their events with optimism of returning home with medals for their country and Association.
Meanwhile, the Association extended its heartfelt gratitude to all the sponsors and the parents of students, most of whom are self-sponsored fighters, as well as the ASK-G fundraising team who ensured the karatekas were able to compete.
The tournament will be held in Barbados August 16-19, 2018, with over 300 competitors from across the globe!
The IKD World Cup is held every three (3) years and provides an opportunity for members around the world to compete against each other and simultaneously improve fellowship among members.