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Jun 4, 2013

Mixed Martial Arts win for House of Shotokan

The House of Shotokan recently had a eight man fight inside the auditorium at the Belize Elementary School grounds. The karate team has just returned from Chetumal, Quintana Roo where they participated in another tournament. The grandmaster of the House of Shotokan, Shihan Ray Kelly, says that two of his athletes won gold.


Shihan Ray Kelly, Grandmaster House of Shotokan

Ray Kelly

“The House of Shotokan was invited to a mixed martial arts championship in Chetumal Mexico, Friday night to participate in a “Vale Todo” mixed martial arts tournament that was held there in Mexico. Two of our fighters from the academy’s mixed martial art team went there—one fought in the featherweight division, the other one fought in the bottom-weight division which is one hundred and forty-five pound and one thirty pounder. Both of them did outstanding, they did exceptional. Our fighter, Lester Alvarado, he won his bout in a knockout and Elaine Bullet, he won his round again with a knock out where they had t stop the fighter. The other fighter’s coach threw in the towel on that fight.”


Lester Alvarado, House of Shotokan, won MMA Match

“Well actually the fight was pretty good, I was pretty confident. I finally got to meet someone I believe my own weight-class. It was an even fight. We had our ups and downs and highlights and those in the fight, but at the end of the fight I was victorious. To the end it was the man with more stamina and that was me.”


Jose Sanchez

“What were your strengths?”


Lester Alvarado

Lester Alvarado

“My strength was my stamina. I had more stamina than him. Like by the first round, he was already breathing really hard and I was like yes. And by the time I saw that he was breathing hard, I was like yes, I got this fight.”


Jose Sanchez

“What moves did you use on him? Was it punches, was it kicks, what it holds?”


Lester Alvarado

“Mostly punches. I tried a few kicks and I got some of them in but it was mostly the punches.”


Shihan Ray Kelly

“We continuously get invitations Jose from different mixed martial art competition happening in Mexico, the United States. We recently got an invite from Guatemala. We are looking to entertain some of these fights that we have received here at the academy. However, what we are looking at is the rematch between Iceman and Galera from Mexico which we are looking to schedule that in August the seventeenth, mid August here in Belize at the Belize Elementary School.”


A major rematch between the house of Shotokan and its Mexican counterparts is scheduled for August in Belize. 

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1 Response for “Mixed Martial Arts win for House of Shotokan”

  1. Storm says:

    House of Shotokan seems to be doing a good job, and earning more than its share of success. I hope they will carry on that way, and get more support from our people. Congratulations to the fighters and coaches!

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