Taekwondo Association kicks off new classes at ARC

Taekwondo Master Ronald Simpson
Cayman Islands Taekwondo Academy founder, Master Ronald Simpson, now holds classes at the Arts & Recreation Centre. — Photo: Rhian Campbell 

Cayman Islands Taekwondo Academy has launched a new series of classes at the Arts & Recreation Centre (ARC) aimed at making martial arts more accessible.

The classes are held from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It's an expansion for the organisation, which already has a facility on Eastern Ave., in George Town.

"The [new] location makes it easier for students that live in the West Bay and Camana Bay areas to attend," said Master Ronald Simpson, CITA founder.

The cost is CI$25 per session, and classes are open to all ages. They're geared towards fitness, self-defense and sport Taekwondo, and Simpson says he's hoping to add more class options in the near future.

The launch of the classes at the ARC come on the heels of CITA's performing well at an international competition in the United States.

Thirteen of CITA's students ranging in age from 3 to 15 years old travelled to Illinois for the 2023 Chicago Taekwondo Open. All team members medalled at the event, with a total of 25 golds, eight silver and three bronze across several competition categories. As a team, CITA finished fifth overall at the tournament.

"The competition in Chicago was a great success for our team," Simpson said.

For more information on how to get involved, you can reach CITA at 328-5006.

This article was originally featured in the March 2024 print edition of Camana Bay Times.

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