The Shaolin Temple of Trinidad & Tobago made a successful return to martial arts competition with successes in the Point Kickboxing Association of Trinidad & Tobago / WAKO the “ EASTERN CLASSIC 2: TRIPLE CROWN 2K9 1st. LEG ” at the Eastern Regional Sport Complex on Sunday June 21st 2009. Members of the Shaolin Temple won 4 gold and 1 silver medals in the five events contested. In winners row for the Shaolin Temple were Vimal Roopnarine, Arun Roopnarine, Hemraj Ramlochan, Annalisa Ramsarran and Sanjay Boodram.
The events contested were Open Forms and light and semi contact point fighting. The age divisions were 6 & under, 7-9 years, 10-12 years, 13-15 years, 16-18 years and 19 & over.
Among the clubs that participated were; Shaolin Temple of Trinidad and Tobago, Team Elite, Falcons Martial Arts, Pyramid Martial arts Academy, Trinity Almighty Warriors and others.
This tournament marked the start of the innovative Pee Wee and Cadet Leagues. Points were awarded and these will be tallied at the end of 2009 where overall National Champions in the various events and Age groups will be crowned. These leagues are the brain-child of WAKO T&T/Caribbean and PKATT President Martin J. McCLashie.
WAKO Trinidad and Tobago