It all goes down this Saturday as Sensei Miranda Bennett will be commencing her classes at the Berea International Hall opposite Impeccable Hall on Brickdam.
Bennett is a 2nd Dan black belt, and the classes will be held from 10:00h to 11:00h. As Bennett celebrates her birthday this Saturday, she decided to give back to society by hosting the classes free of cost. The classes will cater for children between the ages of 6 and 17.
Bennett started martial arts in 2002 while she was seven under the instruction of Sensei Robert Alleyne; following her success, she further went on to the Banks DIH dojo and learnt Wado with Master Winston Dunbar. In July 2012, Bennett joined Little Diamond International Martial Arts Academy, which is known today as Guyana International Kyokushinkai Martial Arts Academy under the guidance of Dr Nazim Yassim, where she worked her way up the ladder, earning a 2nd Dan black belt.
In 2017, Guyana International Kyokushinkai Martial Arts Academy) collaborated with LiveProactive and was placed in charge of teaching tai chi, self-defence and kids karate class. Having the option to choose, Bennett decided to teach kids karate classes as she could use her platform as a positive way to teach self-defence. In 2018, Live-Proactive and GTT collaborated for Pinktober and Bennett became involved once again.
Some of her accomplishments are receiving awards such as community spirit and Ambassador Hall of Fame Awards, being the first of two females to receive a black belt in Guyana for Kyokushin, and also representing Guyana in Suriname.
In 2019, she will focus on achieving 3rd Dan and passing Chief Instructor level exams, which are set for November, as she aims to qualify herself more and become a standout for Guyana in karate.
This class is sponsored by Red Cherry and Fruitylicious.