72 Purple Dragon students attain higher belt ranking

first_img Share Purple Dragon gradingRenowned international sports legend in Martial Arts and Founder of the Purple Dragon Don Jitsu Ryu system, Professor Anthony Don Jacob, delivered none other than his inspiring words of wisdom on core principles in life to students, parents and guardians, and well-wishers throughout the 26th grading of martial art students of the Purple Dragon International – Dominica Branch. Professor Don Jacob’s main message at the grading was to ask the parents and student to work together and keep focus, noting that the parents are the external immune system of the children. Seventy-two (72) students were graded and all achieved higher rank belts on May 25, 2012 at the Garraway Hotel in Roseau. More specifically, 13 students were promoted to White Belts Rank 2; 14 to Yellow Belt; 12 to Orange Belt; 13 to Green Belt; 7 to Blue Belt; 5 to Purple Belt; 3 to Red Belt; and 3 to Brown Belt. There were a few outstanding students who demonstrated excellent performance techniques. They include: Diamond Daniel and Cheyenne Dewhurst who both attained Purple Belt Elite Warrior; Kervin Augustine who originally ranked an Orange Belt and skipped the Green Belt to attain a Blue Belt; and Abigail Antoine, Jodi Andrew and Malik Nickson all attained the status of ‘on target for Black Belt’. Sensei Shannah Robin 3rd Degree Black Belt, who operates the Dominica Branch extends congratulations to all the students and encourages them to look deep within to continually improve their technique, discipline and to become good stewards in society.While Professor Don Jacob’s visit was meant only to grade, his caring personality shined through, in that, he could not resist imparting knowledge to the students while providing Sensei Shannah with additional teaching technique skills. Professor Don Jacob conducted an inspirational seminar that helped students improve their techniques on May 23rd. He expressed his love for our Nature Island and was joyous in receiving the warm welcome arranged at the airport. Students will receive their new Belts at an official Belt Changing Ceremony in the near future. The Purple Dragon Don Jitsu Ryu is one of the most practical, effective, and complete martial arts fighting systems in the world today. Modern in concept yet ancient in origin, Don Jitsu Ryu blends well with many of the traditional martial art style such as Kung Fu, Tae Kwon Do, Judo, Jiu-Jutsu, Aikido, Weaponry, Kick Boxing and Yoga. This fighting principle has established Don Jitsu Ryu as one of the world’s best. Purple Dragon serves to provide a safe environment for individuals and families to learn effective martial art skills; practicing integrity, respect and determination to continually grow and better oneself.Press Release LocalNews 72 Purple Dragon students attain higher belt ranking by: – May 30, 2012 Share Tweetcenter_img Share 169 Views   2 comments Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Midnight run: Garbine Muguruza edges Konta at 3 a.m. in Australia

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Not ideal. Not ideal for anyone. I don’t think it’s ideal for anyone to do any physical activity when it’s bedtime,” Konta said with a chuckle. “Both of us were in the same boat, so both of us had to deal with the same challenge.”A few hundred spectators dotted the stands at Margaret Court Arena, which has a seating capacity of 7,500.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsOne woman took up three seats to herself for a bit of a snooze.“I seriously can’t believe there’s people watching us at 3:15,” two-time major champion Muguruza said in an on-court interview, then joked: “Like, who cares?” Muguruza, a former No. 1-ranked player who is seeded 18th, managed to convert the only two service breaks of the match, including in the last game.Asked afterward what she planned to do, Muguruza had a simple plan: breakfast.The biggest beneficiary of the timing of it all might very well wind up being Timea Bacsinszky, the Swiss player who will face Spain’s Muguruza on Saturday for a spot in the fourth round.Bacsinszky’s victory on Thursday ended more than 10½ hours earlier than Muguruza’s win did.“I will recover as much as I can, because it was a tough match,” said Muguruza, who won the French Open in 2016 and Wimbledon in 2017, but has never been past the quarterfinals at the Australian Open. “Tomorrow is a day off, but I have to be (focused). The tournament is not over.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ CJ Perez raring to test his mettle vs Chris Ross, Beermen in PBA debut Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title The second-round match was delayed because the day session ran longer than expected — Venus Williams needed three sets to win her match there — and the first contest of the night session was a men’s match that lasted five sets. Konta said there was discussion of moving her match to Court 3, but that the seagulls that dot the tournament grounds had left their, um, mark there.According to an Australian Open spokeswoman, Muruguzu and Konta were given the option of having Court 3 cleaned; it should have taken 15 minutes. But the players heard there was rain in the forecast, so decided to stay put, because Margaret Court Arena has a roof and Court 3 does not.The tournament said the previous latest start on record in Melbourne was 11:59 p.m. for a women’s match between Elise Mertens and Daria Gavrilova a year ago.The record for latest finish? That’s 4:34 a.m., for a 2008 men’s match between Lleyton Hewitt and Marcos Baghdatis.“It was actually a very good match,” Konta said about her low-attendance loss. “It’s unfortunate more people couldn’t enjoy it during the day.”ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history LATEST STORIES Spain’s Garbine Muguruza, left, is congratulated by Britain’s Johanna Konta after winning their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)MELBOURNE, Australia — Better late than never, right?Garbine Muguruza finally won what is believed to be the latest-starting match in Australian Open history, edging Johanna Konta 6-4, 6-7 (3), 7-5 in an after-midnight marathon that began at 12:30 a.m. and concluded at 3:12 a.m. on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View commentslast_img read more

Police arrest 36 as more violence flares in Lille ahead of England v Wales

first_img1 French police have arrested 36 people after violence erupted in the streets of Lille ahead of England’s Euro 2016 clash with Wales.Flares and bangers were lit as officers charged at chanting fans, spraying tear gas in an attempt to disperse the crowds.Police used pepper spray against an England fan who ran towards them, as fights appeared to break out among Three Lions supporters.Authorities said 16 people have been treated in hospital but gave no details about their injuries.The two home nations will face each other at the Stade Bollaert-Delelis in the nearby city of Lens at 2pm UK time.Many fans are staying in the much larger city of Lille and despite bars being shut, some supporters defied a ban on drinking in the street the evening before the match.Some were seen climbing road signs and while English police – sent out to help with the security operation – urged fans to behave, French police charged at them repeatedly.Late in the evening, two groups of about 250 English fans each merged just as thousands of French fans were streaming out of the fan zone where they had been watching France beat Albania.Several hundred riot police formed a human barrier between the two groups. Some fireworks were fired from the French side and a few bottles were thrown from the English side.The police then charged in the direction of the English, spraying tear gas and causing a stampede, with people sprinting into side streets.Supporters of Slovakia and Russia were also in the city after their game in the city on Wednesday. Earlier in the evening, a small group of people wearing Russian Ultra T-shirts threw a flare at a large group of England fans who then surged towards them.The Russians left the scene and the remaining British fans were tear gassed, prompting them to hold their shirts over their mouths as they left the scene rubbing their eyes and spitting.In footage posted online by talkSPORT’s Stan Collymore, one man wearing a green hat was seen smashing wing mirrors off cars parked on the street.Collymore said: “Somebody threw a, not a grenade, something that went bang, towards some England fans and the England fans have just run.”MUST LISTEN: Stan Collymore’s first-hand account of Euro 2016 fan violence in LilleHe later pointed to a man who was pinned down in the road by police, and said: “You were throwing bottles. Yes.”French authorities said the arrests on Wednesday included six Russians involved in violence last Saturday in Marseille.Another five people were arrested for public drunkenness on a train from London that was stopped before it got to Lille and then allowed to continue.Away from the main square a group of England fans, who were comparatively quiet, were surrounded by police as they drank outside Cafe Oz. The officers parked more than 10 vans and a police bus in the square around them.A large number of fans congregated outside one of the bars near the Lille Flandres station, with dozens of police officers carrying riot shields standing guard.The crowd chanted God Save The Queen and England Til I Die, as well as singing “Where were you in Marseille?” towards the assembled police.Elsewhere a group of England fans outside the railway station in Lille were penned in by police when one of them lit a flare and began to wave it as they chanted.A statement from Euro 2016 organisers UEFA read: “UEFA regrets the skirmishes which occurred in Lille last night. Police forces made several arrests and were quick to restore order and keep the situation under control.last_img read more