International karate games to be held in Cyprus June 2, 2006Posted by grhomeboy in Athletics.
The 2nd International Karate – Aikido – Tai Chi Games will be held in Limassol from 3-4 June, organized by the Cyprus Academy of Martial Arts and the support of Yermasoyia Municipality.
During a press conference on Monday in Limassol, Yermasoyia Mayor Panicos Louroutziatis said the municipality supports the Cyprus Academy of Martial Arts effort which aims at developing and promoting the sport. At the same time, it promotes tourism and the town of Limassol.
Chief Martial Arts instructor Agis Agisilaou said that “if we manage to elevate martial arts to the level they deserve, both as a sport, way of thinking and attitude, then we will manage to make Cyprus a place to hold important sports’ events”.
During the games, seminars will also be organized while on Sunday, 4 June, the public will be able to watch a display of martial arts from four chief instructors and a group of athletes from various levels.
Athletes from Cyprus, Japan, the Ukraine, Britain, the US, the Czech Republic, Lebanon, Sweden, Vietnam and Greece will take part in the games.