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Barbados Grappling Tournament 2019

Grappling tactics and a lot of fighting spirit were demonstrated by the competitors at the recently held 2019 Barbados Judo Association Grappling Tournament, at the Marine Gardens Dojo. Among the invited guests and patrons were His Excellency Teruhiko Shinada AMBASSADOR OF JAPAN, Ms. Hisae Minami the First Secretary and Barbados Olympic Association Operations Manager Mr. Glyne Clarke.

Ambassador Shinada in his remarks made mention that " Judo is not merely a sport meant to strengthen one's physical capabilities, but one that also contributes to the cultivation of decent behaviour and spiritual discipline".  Special mention was made of the REI (bowing). This he noted " in Japanese refers to having pleasant manner and showing good spotsmanship and respect to others. "REI ", he stated " is not only relevant in your practice of judo on the tatami, but it should also resonate in your everyday life".

When the tournament concluded Marine Gardens Judo Club (MGJC) once again delivered, taking the top spot while the St Cyprian’s Boys school (SCB) took the second place. The other competing teams were; in third place Barbados Academy of Martial Arts (BAM), Phoenix Judo Club (PJC), Keikath School of Martial Arts (KEI), and The Legacy Preparatory School(LPS).

Overall the tournament host, the Barbados Judo Association was satisfied with the continuous advancement of the competitors and looking forward to an even bigger and better tournament in 2020.

The names of the gold, silver and bronze medal winner are as follows:




Dorion Cox (MGJC)

 Nathan Coombs(MGJC)

Zackary Marshall (MGJC)

Malik Drayton (MGJC)

Christopher Greene(MGJC)

Kalani Payne (MGJC)

Amma Small (MGJC)

Maleah Hayde (MGJC)

Sa’ari Green (MGJC)

Amir Drayton (MGJC)

Aria Harding (MGJC)

 Ty-Jae Rogers-Alleyne (MGJC)

Ronico Marshall (MGJC)

Zaahir Walcott (MGJC)

 Dominic Harrison(MGJC)

Naeem Jones (MGJC)

Rhys Morris (MGJC)

 Tariq Gill(MGJC)

Mariana Lascurain (MGJC)

Syuri Branch-Dash (MGJC)

Ethan Clarke (MGJC)

Kamran Moseley(MGJC)

 Kodi Brathwaite(MGJC)

Samuel Gill (MGJC)

Kristopher Paige (MGJC)

Jason Watson  (MGJC)

 Milan Pickerin (SCB) 

Malachi Desir (MGJC)

 Joshua McDonald(MGJC)

William Campbell (SCB)

Khalil Jessamy (MGJC)

Tristan Nightengale (MGJC)

Michael Millar(BAM)

Nathan Jarvis (SCB)

Tyler Branker(MGJC)

Rahul Satram (BAM)

Joshua Morris (SCB)

Avery Clarke(MGJC)

Kevaun Cadogan (BAM)

Joshua Bend (SCB)

Tayari  Wallace (SCB)

Dominic Holloway (BAM)

Michael Bend (SCB)

Connor Webster(SCB)

Nathan Jackman(BAM)

Liam Boyce (SCB)

Shamari Latchman(SCB)

Rashawn Daniel (PJC)

 Cori St.Hill (BAM)

Lyriq Carrington (SCB)

Trey Harding(PJC)

Caitlyn Broome-Webster (BAM)

Christopher Millar (BAM)

Rakario Murray (PJC)

Katany Williams (BAM)

Dominic Babb (BAM)

Asondre Alleyne(KEI)

Ryoko Murray (PJC)

Antoine Bovell (BAM)

Taj Miller (KEI)

Anjali Haynes (PJC)

Thabo Atkinson (BAM)

Aiden Vaughn(LPS)

Shaquerii Leacock (PJC)

Amariis Mayers (BAM)

Nathan Parris (LPS)

Aymon Parris (KEI)

Adam Diagne(KEI)

Gabriel Parris(LPS)

The overall Club medals standing at the end of the tournament were as follows:






Marine Gardens Judo Club (MGJC)




St. Cyprian’s Boys School (SCB)




Barbados Academy of Martial Arts (BAM)




Phoenix Judo Club (PJC)




Keikath School of Martial Arts(KEI)




Legacy Preparatory School(LPS)





General Information

The Barbados Judo Association was established on August 26, 1966. It was registered as a charity in 1992. Currently there are four (4) clubs in the Association; Elite Judo Academy, Keikath School of Martial Arts, Marine Gardens Judo Club and Phoenix Judo Club. Membership stands at approximately one hundred and eighty composed of both competitors and non-competitors.

An Executive Committee comprised of a President, General Secretary, Treasurer, and its Directors are charged with the administration of the Association.
The Headquarters of the Association is located at the National Stadium, Waterford, St. Michael.


In Memoriam

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The Executive Committee and members of the Barbados Judo Association extends sincere condolences to the Payne family on the passing of former BJA President Sensei Hallam Payne.

He entered peacefully into rest on Friday, July 5, 2019.



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Time: 3.00pm (15:00 hrs)
Place: Barbados Olympic Association Headquarters

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