Cox earns team top finishes
Kaelin Cox had two firsts and a second and Andrea McKey a first and two seconds for the Bermuda Karate Organisation at the John Chung World Cup in Reston, Virginia, last weekend.
Cox placed first in Chinese form, first in weapons and second in sparring while McKey was first in the over-40 women's traditional forms and second in both traditional and open weapons.
Eugene Simmons took third place in the over 40 men's traditional forms. Goju, Shotokan, Uechi karate styles and Chinese kung fu were all represented in the tournament.
Among the juniors representing Bermuda was 11-year-old Dominique Brown, who placed third in both intermediate forms and weapons and first in sparring, winning her final match 5-4.
Other juniors in the 9 to 11-year-old beginner forms were Khwai Mendoza, second, Amira Strong, third, and Amiel Trott who was a finalist. Five-year-old Amarriah Vaughans placed third with beginners in her age group.
For beginners 6-to-8 years, Etienne Strong and Massandra Vaughans were both finalists in a group of 15. Intermediate Callahj Simons placed second in the 6-to-8 year olds, while Kianna Vaughans was third with Amira Strong in beginners six to eight.