Back Circle to try and regain title in St. Vincent – 19th Jun 2013
Guyana will be looking to draw from significant crowd supports in St. Vincent when local champs, Team Back Circle, takes on the challenge of the Caribbean to try and grab the title it lost last year in Guyana. Wayne Griffith is the coach of the team and he said his team is going in with a lot of confidence this year.
Several of the players also said they are going to give it their best shot since the opportunity to have a second chance at the title is rare.
Eight other regional teams will compete in the challenge. The winners will walk away with four thousand US dollars, 2nd place two thousand dollars and 3rd place, one thousand dollars. Players, Coaches and managers will get the opportunity to earn official coaching qualification.
Paul Ignatius lived up to his promise of doing Guyana proud at the recently held Pan American Sambo Championships held in Panama. The fighter won a bronze medal by reaching the semi-finals on the last day where he lost. He said the experience was good and he is looking forward to the other aspects of the combat sport.
The sport of Sambo which is really self defense without weapons originated nearly a century ago in Russia and it is being pioneered by Boxing Instructor Carwyn Holland in Guyana and he, himself has just qualified as a Sambo instructor and he is eager to spread the art of Sambo.
Holland is encouraging more Martial Arts enthusiasts to embrace the sport of Sambo.