Sensei Churton Toote, founder of the Abaco Karate Academy, promoted several of his students on Dec. 11 at the Dundas Town Burial Society. Sensei Toote instructs the students from the Nisei Goju Ryu Karate system.
Philip Jones, a third degree black belt in Judo, visited the Abaco Judo Club on October 12 offering advice and tips to the young judoka (participants in Judo) as he prepares to open his own Judo Club in Grand Bahama. Sensei Jones, originally from Nassau, lived in Columbus, Ohio for over 30 years and competed in Judo at the collegiate level while in the United States earning a state championship title and eventually earning a third degree black belt in the Olympic sport. He has now returned to The Bahamas, living in Freeport, and he wants to share his knowledge through a Judo club there.