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SPORTS PERSONALITY: ‘For me, karate has become like a lifestyle’ says 18-year-old Kemo Cornelius

first_imgCHARMED by the skills of martial arts movie legends like Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan while growing up, 18-year-old Kemo Cornelius is definitely willing to emulate those two idols. At eight years old he started training in the combative sport of karate, now ten years later he’s quickly progressing in the sport.The youngster has been winning locally, regionally, and internationally since 2009, and has already advanced to being a 2nd Dan black belt.Cornelius is a student of the Association Do Shotokan Karate, and trains under sensei Amir Khouri.“It’s been awesome. I advanced through my belts quickly, reaching black belt, and then two years later I got promoted to 2nd Dan black belt, which I am currently. I’ve been more focused on tournaments though, so I haven’t been up for exams since.” Cornelius said when we caught up with him.Karateka Kemo Cornelius (right) with his sensei Amir KhouriAt the last Caribbean Karate Championships in Jamaica, the 18-year-old won silver in the Boys’ 17-19 individual kata.This follows a string of medals over the years, both in the individual and team divisions.At the International Karate Daigaku (IKD) World Cup in Canada, in 2015, he won four gold medals: three from team events, and one for the Boys’ 17-19 individual kata.He won another four gold medals in 2014 at the Caribbean Karate Championships, in Trinidad and Tobago, while he won three team gold medals for the Boys’ 14-16 team kata, team bunkai, and team enbu.Because of his size, it could easily be argued that Cornelius does not fit the conventional look of a karateka, but the Caribbean champion sees this as more of an asset than a liability.“Most persons when they hear karate and fighting, they think big and strong guys, so I stand out mostly with my size, which I use to my advantage where I’m really quick and agile and consistently training to improve my level,” said the former St Rose’s High student.He added, “At first it was mostly the fighting, but as I learnt more and more especially reading up a lot on Bruce Lee’s perspective of martial arts, and how it makes us better as individuals it captivated me. So for me karate has become like a lifestyle, but the competition is still really awesome.”His performances overtime have not gone unnoticed, and the Government Technical Institute student was last year honoured as a Banks DIH brand ambassador for his stellar performances.And with karate finally getting a nod from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for inclusion in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Cornelius is more determined than ever to develop his career, and perhaps make history as being among the first to participate in the sport at the Olympics.([email protected])last_img read more

After layoff, Wellington varsity teams are back in action; WHS tennis and WMS golf results

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Here is what is happening in the world of sports in Wellington for Thursday, April 21.Wellington baseball-softball teams back in actionThe Wellington girls, with an 8-2 season record, last played a softball game 10 days ago, thanks to an open date on Thursday and a rainout on Monday. The 2-8 Wellington boys last played Thursday against Andale.Both teams will be back in action tonight at Circle in Towanda today. The varsity and JV boys start play at 4 p.m. while the girls play at 4:30 p.m.The Wellington-Buhler double-header for both teams which got rained out on Monday and has been rescheduled to May 2. It will be the set of home regular season games for both teams.————Wellington golfers returnThe Wellington golfers are back in action today when they travel to the Cherry Oaks Golf Course in Cheney. They last played 11 days ago in the Andover Invitational.———The Wellington tennis at AugustaThe Crusader varsity tennis team traveled to Augusta Tuesday.“Not a bad day for the team,” said Allen Keller, Wellington head tennis coach. “Everyone is improving.”Both singles entries Brock Edwards and Will Long made it to the finals before losing and bringing home second place medals.“But considering we finished fourth as a team this year – finishing behind schools like El Dorado and Circle- when we finished first last year, shows how far we’ve dropped in our ability to compete,” Keller said. “Everyone finished about where we expected.”Edwards was seeded third and finished second. Long was seeded first and finished second. Jaden Adams/ Reece Langford were seeded fifth and finished fourth. Jared Oathout/ James Hinman were seeded fifth and finished fifth.“Everyone is improving,” Keller said.———Wellington track in CaldwellThe Wellington boys track team placed third at the Border-Queen track meet in Caldwell. The Wellington girls finished sixth.  Crusader individuals placing first for the boys were:•Monty Banister, 100m, 11.09.•4x100M relay team – 46.09.———Wellington Middle School golf results The WMS girls golf team was in Augusta. Hanna Hawks was the top golfer scoring a 44. Other golfers were: Payton Ginter 62, Lauren Bales 57 and Taylor Heasty 70. The team finished third with a 233. Winfield won the tournament with a 217.The Wellington varsity boys recently participated in Quail Ridge as the Knights placed first amongst seven teams.Wellington scored a 351. Ark City followed with a 377, Augusta 410, Winfield 411, Ponca City 445, Rose Hill 488.True DeJarnett finished first with a 79. Luke Scheufler had an 89 for fourth. Other scores include: Rylan Blasi 91, Jace Lawrence 92, Blake Saffell 96 and Austin Goodrum 98.In JV WMS tennis: Berkley Wright shot a 48 for first place in nine holes. Chance Rogers had a 41 for second. Kenny Ferryman also had a 51. Other scores were: Kannon Klein 56, Trace Rusk 54, Douglas Garton 58, Brad Jones 61 and Luke McComb 62.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more