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International Karate-Do Organisation establishes Academy in Guyana

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first_imgWORLD governing Karate body, the International Karate-Do Organisation that is headquartered in Miami, Florida has just established a traditional Shotokan Karate Academy in Guyana, called the IKO Academy of Guyana.The International Karate Organisation which is headed by American Eighth Dan Black Belt Shihan Adrian Ellis, a seven-time United States National champion, World champion, gold medallist in the Goodwill Games, and an Inductee into the Hall of Fame and who has been involved in martial arts for over 40 years, has taken the decision to found a karate academy in Guyana to propagate the goals of Master Funakoshi, the father of modern karate.This new and recently launched martial arts entity here in Guyana is headed by Seventh Dan Black Belt Shihan Jeffrey Wong, who is its Chief Instructor and Chairman. He brings to the academy 50 years of experience in Shotokan Karate-do.The IKO Academy of Guyana, which is endeavouring to properly develop a very special martial arts culture throughout the length and breadth of Guyana, has placed a lot of importance and emphasis on its academy and programmes being internationally affiliated, accredited and recognized; so that karatekas in Guyana who attend this institution could be assured of receiving a high quality of training,  and its belt rankings recognised not just in Guyana or the Caribbean, but indeed throughout the world.Apart from being directly representative of the International Karate-Do Organisation in Guyana, the IKO Academy of Guyana is also officially affiliated to and accredited by the World Karate Martial Arts Organisation (WKMO), which is headquartered in Lugano, Switzerland and which has a membership base in over 100 countries in the world.Vice-president of the International Karate-Do Organisation in Guyana, with responsibilities for Marketing/National Brand Identity Development, Waynewright Orderson, has disclosed to Chronicle Sport that among the benefits to be gained by members of the IKO Academy of Guyana, would be participation in creditable World Cup tournaments, and authentic Continental and World Championships held all over the globe, along with technical seminars, referee and judge courses held in Europe, Asia, North America and other continents.last_img read more

Clayton Kershaw climbs up Dodgers’ leaderboard with dominant outing against Mariners

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first_img How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start “Your stuff sometimes comes and goes,” Kershaw said of looking rejuvenated in 2020. “But your ability to compete and your ability to manipulate your way through games and figure out different ways to get outs, ultimately that’s what wins games. I’m thankful that my stuff has ticked up this year and I’m going to pitch as long as I’m having fun. I’m having a ton of fun and I don’t see that stopping anytime soon.”Thursday in Seattle must have been fun indeed.It was the 63rd time in his career that Kershaw has struck out 10 or more. The Mariners swung and missed at 19 of his season-high 96 pitches — the most empty air he has induced since a complete-game, 13-strikeout start against the Kansas City Royals on July 9, 2017.Over his past two starts, Kershaw has allowed just two runs on five hits while striking out 17 in 14 innings.“That was vintage Kershaw,” said Cody Bellinger, who was also a seventh-grader during Kershaw’s debut season. “It was cool watching from center field. I got to see how he was working and honestly just standing out there for the most part. … He was on his ‘A’ game today.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error When Clayton Kershaw got Skip Schumaker to swing and miss for the first strikeout of the young left-hander’s career on May 25, 2008, Shed Long Jr. was finishing up seventh grade in Alabama.Schumaker is on the San Diego Padres’ coaching staff now and Long is a big-leaguer with the Seattle Mariners — and Kershaw is still striking guys out.Long became the 2,487th strikeout of Kershaw’s career when he swung and missed at an 0-and-2 slider in the fifth inning at T-Mobile Park on Thursday. That moved Kershaw past Don Drysdale on the Dodgers’ all-time strikeout list. Only Don Sutton (2,696) struck out more batters in a Dodgers uniform.PreviousSeattle Mariners’ Kyle Seager, right, runs past third base coach Manny Acta after hitting a solo home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the fourth inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)Los Angeles Dodgers outfielders A.J. Pollock (11), Cody Bellinger (35) and Mookie Betts (50) celebrate after the team beat the Seattle Mariners 6-1 in a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Matt Beaty, right, drives in a run on a double as Seattle Mariners catcher Joseph Odom looks on in the third inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Dodgers’ Mookie Betts scores against the Seattle Mariners on a wild pitch in the fifth inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)Austin Barnes #15 of the Los Angeles Dodgers scores off a passed ball by Joseph Odom #54 of the Seattle Mariners in the third inning at T-Mobile Park on August 20, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)Seattle Mariners’ Braden Bishop swings and misses as Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes reaches for the ball to end the seventh inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws against the Seattle Mariners in the second inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Yusei Kikuchi wipes his face after giving up a run to the Los Angeles Dodgers in the third inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw, top, throws against Seattle Mariners’ Dylan Moore in the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)The Los Angeles Dodgers’, from left, Julio Urias #7, Dennis Santana #77 and Victor Gonzalez #81 look on before their game against the Seattle Mariners at T-Mobile Park on August 20, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws against the Seattle Mariners in the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)Joseph Odom #54 and Yusei Kikuchi #18 of the Seattle Mariners have a meeting on the mound after getting into a jam in the third inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at T-Mobile Park on August 20, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)Yusei Kikuchi #18 of the Seattle Mariners pitches against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the second inning at T-Mobile Park on August 20, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers closing pitcher Adam Kolarek, right, and catcher Austin Barnes celebrate after the team beat the Seattle Mariners 6-1 in a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers warms up in the bullpen before their game against the Seattle Mariners at T-Mobile Park on August 20, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Austin Barnes (15) scores from third base on a passed ball as Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Yusei Kikuchi looks on in the third inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)Seattle Mariners’ Braden Bishop swings and misses as Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes reaches for the ball to end the seventh inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw catches a ball against the Seattle Mariners in the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)Seattle Mariners’ Kyle Seager, right, runs past third base coach Manny Acta after hitting a solo home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the fourth inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)Los Angeles Dodgers outfielders A.J. Pollock (11), Cody Bellinger (35) and Mookie Betts (50) celebrate after the team beat the Seattle Mariners 6-1 in a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)NextShow Caption1 of 18Los Angeles Dodgers outfielders A.J. Pollock (11), Cody Bellinger (35) and Mookie Betts (50) celebrate after the team beat the Seattle Mariners 6-1 in a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)ExpandLong had plenty of company Thursday as well. Kershaw struck out 11 while allowing just four hits in seven dominant innings as the Dodgers beat the Mariners 6-1. The Mariners’ only damage against Kershaw was a solo home run by Kyle Seager in the fourth inning. Kershaw has allowed just six runs in 24 innings this season. Five have come on solo home runs.“In certain situations, I’m not going to say a walk is worse than a home run, but walks can lead to big innings,” Kershaw said. “Obviously you’re not trying to give up home runs. But you fall behind guys or keep attacking guys with fastballs early in the counts, sometimes those solo home runs will get you. I feel like I’ve been doing that a lot recently.“It’s not a great thing. I’m going to try and stop. But it definitely won’t beat you and I feel that sometimes walks and stuff like that can lead to big innings and that’s what ultimately can get you.”The strikeout of Long came to start the next inning and Kershaw retired seven of the final 11 batters he faced on strikeouts, relying on his breaking pitches but also showing the livelier fastball that has characterized his starts this season.“Today it took a few innings to get my slider going,” Kershaw said. “Really after Seager hit that homer, I tried to do some different things with it, finish it better. It definitely got better as the game went on. The curveball was pretty good throughout the whole day, which I was thankful for, being able to throw strikes with it early. A lot of guys were taking it so it was kind of a free strike. Then I was able to bury a few at the end for some strikeouts. All in all, it was a good day and I feel good about it.”The Dodgers have to feel good about what they see from a 32-year-old Kershaw who appears to be throwing freer and easier than he has in recent years while also being wiser for his years.“It’s a more dynamic Clayton,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said.The Dodgers backed him with ample offense but the game might have turned on a call by home plate umpire Adrian Johnson in the third inning.With two runners on to start the inning, Matt Beaty appeared to take a third strike but Johnson called it a ball to even the count, 2-and-2. The next pitch, Beaty appeared to swing and miss at a pitch in the dirt. Johnson signaled Beaty had foul tipped the pitch — which came as a surprise to Beaty who had started to walk toward the dugout.Given new life, Beaty bounced a ground-rule double over the wall in the right-field corner to drive in the game’s first run. Three more runs scored on a passed ball and RBI singles by A.J. Pollock and Bellinger.Bellinger kept creeping out of his slow start with a solo home run later in the game, giving him home runs in back-to-back games. Over the past week, Bellinger is 7 for 25 with four home runs.“It’s more sticking with the process, analyzing every at-bat but not results, just going by feel, and if the feel is off talk with the hitting coaches and discuss it,” Bellinger said. “It’s a tough game. It’s best not to get too up or too down.“In this instance, where the team is so good, it definitely makes it a little easier. Obviously I don’t want to be hitting like this. But the team is going to have your back.”Related Articles Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco last_img read more