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Published:Sunday | July 10, 2016 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

Jamaica added 50 medals to their tally at the International Sports Karate Association’s US Open World Martial Arts Championships on Saturday, ending the world’s biggest open tournament with 80 medals, eight shy of last year’s...

Published:Saturday | July 9, 2016 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

ORLANDO, Florida:Jamaica started their medal charge at the International Sports Karate Association's US Open World Martial Arts Championships on Friday, blazing to 30 medals - 14 gold, eight silver and eight bronze - after two days of action at the...

Published:Friday | July 8, 2016 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

JAMAICA came roaring back at the International Sports Karate Association's US Open World Martial Arts Championships yesterday when Nicholas Dusard, Kenneth Edwards and Richard Stone landed gold in the three-man continuous-sparring division in...

Published:Thursday | July 7, 2016 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

ORLANDO, FloridaNew Zealand, led by multi-discipline world champion Carl van Roon, yesterday snapped Jamaica's unbeaten run in team-fighting to dethrone the International Sports Karate Association Gold Cup champions at the United States Open in...

Published:Wednesday | July 6, 2016 | 6:50 PMAinsley Walters

Jamaica's martial artists kick-start action at the International Sports Karate Association (ISKA) United States Open this afternoon at 5:30, facing Russia and New Zealand in the Tri-Nation Gold Cup.Captain Nicholas Dusard will lead out a squad that...

Published:Saturday | July 2, 2016 | 4:56 PMAinsley Walters

MASTER Claude Chin left the island on Friday for Trinidad and Tobago to conduct a two-day International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF) workshop, which started yesterday in the twin-island republic.Chin, a seventh-degree black belt and coach of Jamaica'...

Published:Monday | June 20, 2016 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

JAMAICA’s Nicholas Dusard created local and regional martial arts history by winning his third Pan Am title in eight years at the 13th International Taekwon-Do Federation Championships in Buenos Aires on Sunday. Fresh off a bronze medal...

Published:Saturday | June 18, 2016 | 1:12 PMAinsley Walters

Superintendent Leighton Gray, head of operations, St Catherine South Police, has vowed to restore Old Harbour Bay to its tradition of being the place for Jamaicans to travel from far and wide to purchase fish, not guns.Gray led a joint team of...

Published:Saturday | June 11, 2016 | 4:07 PMAinsley Walters

Five senior members of Jamaica's Seido Karate were recently promoted in New York at World Seido Headquarters.The special promotion was held during Seido Karate's 40th anniversary celebrations, June 1-8, and was done over a gruelling one-week period....

Published:Wednesday | May 11, 2016 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

Jamaica's top golf tournament, the national amateur championship, heads out of town this Labour Day weekend, May 21-23, GPS coordinates set for Sandals' Resorts' Upton Golf Course in St Ann.Launched yesterday at the scenic course as the Sandals...

Published:Monday | March 7, 2016 | 6:28 PMAinsley Walters

CONRAD JENKINS, president of the Jamaica Taekwondo Federation, in response to martial artist Nicholas Dusard's claims of bias, has issued a press release outlining criteria used in selecting Jamaica's two-man team for a Pan Am Olympic qualifying...

Published:Friday | February 26, 2016 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

Woodleigh Shooting Range, May Pen, Clarendon, fires off the 2016 pistol-shooting season with a challenging seven-stage 140-round match tomorrow, Woodleigh Winterfest.Top local shooters will be using the match as a warm-up for March's highly...

Published:Saturday | February 13, 2016 | 6:27 PMAinsley Walters

CLASSIC HOPEFUL BIGDADDYKOOL found the going too hot to handle on his three-year-old debut at Caymanas Park yesterday, finishing a disappointing third behind JAMAI RAJA at a mile.Richard Azan-trained JAMAI RAJA ran out a four-and-a-half length...

Published:Friday | February 12, 2016 | 4:23 PMAinsley Walters

PUNTERS hunting quick-fire bankers on today's 11-race card at Caymanas Park should be wary of the two obvious choices - FORTUNEONEHUNDRED in the 1000-metre round opening event and RAISING THE BAR in the nightcap at 1100 metres.FORTUNEONEHUNDRED has...

Published:Friday | February 5, 2016 | 1:35 PMAinsley Walters

THREE-time champion jockey, Dane Nelson, said his stint in Canada last summer exposed him to professionalism in horseracing, making him a better horseman.Sadly, he said it also opened his eyes to the poor state of local racing, so much that he...

Published:Friday | December 11, 2015 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

REINFORCING the Chinese proverb, 'Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime', businessman Jason McKay is tapping into every boy's dream of sitting around a steering wheel as his way to steer...

Published:Sunday | December 6, 2015 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

LESGAR 'Speedy' Murdock, Ron Brown Jr and Lennie Moulton topped 62 of Jamaica's ace shooters to win their respective divisions of Woodleigh's Fast and Furious Pistol Championship on Sunday, November 29, at the sprawling May Pen range.Murdock...

Published:Sunday | November 29, 2015 | 5:39 PMAinsley Walters

JAMAICA's female combined martial arts team captain, Sheckema Cunningham, made history on Saturday in Stuttgart, Germany, winning gold at the International Sport Kickboxing Association's (ISKA) International German Open.The Open is a German...

Published:Tuesday | November 24, 2015 | 4:49 PMAinsley Walters

JAMAICA's most-decorated female martial artist Sheckema Cunningham departs the island tomorrow for Stuttgart, Germany, to participate in Saturday's International Sport Kickboxing Association's (ISKA) International German Open.The Open is a German...

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2015 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

LOCAL shooters are itching ahead of Sunday's Woodleigh Fast and Furious Pistol Championship in May Pen, Clarendon, especially with news that a Florida-based Production grand master has expressed an interest to contest that division.The Fast and...

Published:Thursday | November 19, 2015 | 11:23 AMAinsley Walters

ACKEEM LAWRENCE and Richard Stone recently returned home with gold medals in sparring from the North American and Caribbean International Taekwon-Do Federation Championships, held at Richmond Olympic Oval, Greater Vancouver, Canada.The pair closed...

Published:Tuesday | November 17, 2015 | 1:14 PMAinsley Walters

THE Jamaican Jockey Agents Association, led by President Donovan Wilson, has joined the jockeys, grooms and Jamaica Racehorse Trainers associations in dismissing claims of affiliation to either of the two bidders involved in Government's divestment...

Published:Saturday | November 14, 2015 | 5:55 PMAinsley Walters

THE Jamaican Jockey Agents Association, led by President Donovan Wilson, has joined the jockeys, grooms and Jamaica Racehorse Trainers associations in dismissing claims of affiliation to either of the two bidders involved in the Government's...

Published:Thursday | November 12, 2015 | 3:39 PMAinsley Walters

Ainsley WaltersGleaner WriterTHE Jamaican Jockey Agents Association, led by President Donovan Wilson, has joined the jockeys, grooms and Jamaica Racehorse Trainers associations in dismissing claims of affiliation to either of the two bidders...

Published:Thursday | November 5, 2015 | 3:25 PMAinsley Walters

JAMAICA's combined martial arts team recently won three of five events, plus a bronze medal, at the Original Taekwon-Do Federation of America (OTFA) 2015 Open at the Longevity Sports Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.Adrian Moore led the charge in a...

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