Friday, May 24, 2024

Martin Dawson

Martin Dawson prepares to represent in MMA tournament in Mexico

San Pedro's Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) coach and fighter, Martin Dawson, continues to prepare for an upcoming competition on November 27th in Banderilla, Veracruz, Mexico. The MMA tournament, organized by La Asociación Teyaochihuani La FIMT-IMTF MEXICO, is dubbed 'Gala de Campeones-Night of Eternal Stars' and will feature 20 fights (kickboxing and Muay Thai), including international matches with fighters from across Mexico, Brazil, France, and Belize.

Islander Anthony Coleman heads to Mexico to compete in kickboxing match

Bilateral amputee Anthony Coleman will compete at the Guerrero Siscomada Tournament, a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event in Mexico on Sunday, September 12th. Coleman is certified in Limalama, which is a self-defense type of martial arts combined with attack techniques.

Jazelie ‘Jaz’ Azueta hosts Women Self Defense classes

In honor of Women's Month, on Saturday, March 27th, several ladies in San Pedro Town participated in a Women's Self-Defence program organized by islander Jazelie 'Jaz' Azueta. The event included collaboration from Martin Dawson of Dawson's Pit Fighters, athlete and islander Kent 'Bob' Gabourel, and Captain Shark's Belize.

Lima Lama Central American Federation Founded; Martin Dawson represents Belize

Representatives from five Central American countries, including Belize, convened in San Salvador, El Salvador on Saturday, February 22nd to pen the foundation of a Lima Lama federation for Central America. Lima Lama is a Polynesian type of martial arts that teaches self-defense and highlights confidence, respect, and discipline.

Kids and Youth Jujutsu Tournament held in San Pedro Town

For the first time, a fun and educational kids and youth Jujutsu Tournament was held in San Pedro Town on Saturday, October 12th. The Angel Nuñez Auditorium was the venue where island youngsters showcased their Jujutsu techniques and skills.

Ten teen girls complete Hope Haven’s Teen Dating Abuse Program

Ten island girls completed Hope Haven’s and MPLUSE Studio Teen Dating Abuse Program held from Monday, July 15th to Thursday, July 25th at the Hope Haven facility. The program aimed to offer a safe space for teenage girls to learn about the red flags of teen dating, violence, and how to ask for support.

Islanders enjoy Beach Brawl MMA fight night

The growing MMA fever has given room to international events on the island, with the latest held on Friday, May 17th at Caribbean Villas beach resort. The fight night, named ‘Beach Brawl,’ exceeded everyone’s expectations and saw 11 fights involving Belizean and Mexican fighters in various categories.

Martin Dawson wins MMA title in Mexico

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) coach and fighter, Martin Dawson, returned to the island as a champion after emerging victorious in a Jiu-Jitsu super fight in Ciudad del Carmen, Mexico.