On Saturday night, at the Neal S. Blaisdell Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, the second leg of Bellator's doubleheader went down, with the budding star, Ilima-Lei Macfarlane, retaining her flyweight title with a third-round triangle choke submission of Valerie Letourneau in the main event of Bellator 213. Things started off well as the hometown hero had an incredible walkout, highlighting her Hawaiian heritage and amping up the crowd.
RUNNING THE PROGRAMME: New World United Karate Organization Bahamian Sensei Julian Rolle, left, and Trinidadian facilitator Sensei Darryl Williams confer during the referees' course in the Bahamas on Saturday last. RUNNING THE PROGRAMME: New World United Karate Organization Bahamian Sensei Julian Rolle, left, and Trinidadian facilitator Sensei Darryl Williams confer during the referees' course in the Bahamas on Saturday last.
Not content with winning two gold medals and a bronze at the recent South West Championships of the Karate Union of Great Britain, William Don has achieved Nidan status. Uffculme School pupil William achieved his black belt two years ago and since then has diligently trained three times every week in order to progress to Nidan level.
Thomas Mueller has apologised for his kung fu-style kick to the head of Ajax defender Nicholas Tagliafico which saw the Germany star being sent off in Wednesday's six-goal thriller in Amsterdam. “No, no – of course I didn't mean to do it,” the 29-year-old told reporters over the first straight red card of his career in 462 appearances for Bayern in the thrilling 3-3 draw as both teams progressed to the last 16 of the Champions League.
The East West Karate Academy of Sparta recently held its fall shiai tournament where Sensei Scott Klinger and his experienced team of black belts led the program for over 150 students in attendance. At the end of the program, Sensei Scott Klinger promoted several students to advanced ranks.
A cracking goal from Nabil Fekir saw Lyon snatch up the final spot in the Champions League Round of 16 on a sensational night of action. There were big upsets, stunners, a ridiculous own goal and a karate-style red card as the group stage wrapped up in remarkable fashion.
There were enough points from all the karate tournaments that were held this year for Roger Files, 14, of Palermo, to qualify for the karate state championships. Roger collected first place awards in both Kata and Kumite at the State Martial Arts Rating and Total Championships, held at the Boys and Girls Club, in Waterville, on December 1. Roger trains with Club Naha, at the Boys – Girls Club, and instructor Craig Sargent.