Sweet from the Strong? Pan Caribbean Martial Arts Tournament 2018 has new guests, here’s why…

But, Mousie, thou art no thy lane,
In proving foresight may be vain;
The best laid schemes o’ Mice an’ Men,
Gang aft agley,
An’ lea’e us nought but grief an’ pain,
For promis’d joy!

— “To A Mouse” by Robert Burns

A more modern approach?

The lyrics of “Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)” contain the famous Lennon quote “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” However, the expression of this sentiment can be traced back to a 1957 Reader’s Digest article, which attributes it to Allen Saunders.

Both famous aphorisms are a fancy way to say while organisers from the Pan Caribbean Martial Arts Tournament 2018 were expecting Wesley Snipes and Hwong Jang Lee (Silver Fox) to grace our shores, climate change turned around and put paid to this notion…

Both Wesley and Hwong are filming in close proximity to each other on China’s mainland finishing exciting new movies, however this is a part of China facing a major typhoon and flights have been grounded for safety. This means by the time the all clear is given, the Tournament would have come and gone!

(L to R) Sifu Altab Aziz and Professor Christopher Francis, the engine and fuel of the Pan Caribbean Martial Arts Tournament 2018!

Taking lumps of coal and squeezing them into diamonds, both Professor Christopher Francis and Sifu (teacher) Altab Aziz have instead guaranteed the presence of O-Sensei Alexey Kunin, Conan Lee in addition to Cynthia Rothrock who is still on board for this magnificent Martial Arts event!

O-Sensei Kunin taught US troops the combat version of Jiu-Jitsu during the first Gulf War in 1991, while Conan Lee is the man who not only taught but gave Jacky Chan his break in movies!

Cynthia Rothrock has a film career spanning over three decades (Child actress? Maybe… Immortal? Only Duncan MacLeod knows for sure…) and remains active not only in the cinema but as a teacher, she in fact oversaw Sifu Altab Aziz‘ black belt exam!

Top Left? Conan Lee; top right? O-Sensei Alexey Kunin demonstrating in July this year… Below? Lady Dragon herself, Cynthia Rothrock!

Thanks galore to these legends and ultimate educators for taking time from their hectic schedules to make sure this event stays a success!

In addition, support from Prosales Barbados; NPURE Water Filtration Inc. producers of Bajan Pure – Purified Water; Cell Hut; Republic Bank; Ozone Wireless; Ocean Fisheries Ltd; Mobile King; Barbados Steel Works Ltd; Italian Jewels; Geetu’s Inc. plus AZT Construction in addition to yours truly where you learned about this pivotal moment in the history of Sports Tourism!

Teams from Ghana, USA, Canada and Nigeria are already heading here! This is apart from “The Science Of Martial Arts” at the Springer Memorial Secondary this Saturday 13th October from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm and the Main Event? The Pan Caribbean Martial Arts Tournament 2018 at the Wildey Gymnasium from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm on Sunday 14th October!

Looking for Tickets? You have the choice of either Cell Hut on the ground floor of Mall 34 on Broad Street; the offices of CITA Radio 90.1 FM on Bishop’s Court Hill or Mobile King in Fontabelle opposite Kensington Oval near the traffic lights!

 

 

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