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Local Athletes to Compete in World Martial Arts Games 2014

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. - April 28, 2014 - PRLog -- St. Simons Island, GA – The BRICK fitness facility; home to Golden Isles Martial Arts Academy, is proud to announce that 11 of their students have earned a spot on the United States Martial Arts Team (Team Georgia).  The US Martial Arts Team will attend the TAFISA World Martial Arts Games at the Richmond Olympic Oval in Richmond, Canada on September 3-7, 2014.

Golden Isles Martial Arts Academy at The Brick – was host to regional training and try-outs for this year’s team, which will consist of male & female martial artists of all ages from around the country.  TAFISA (The Association for International Sport for All) is an International Olympic Committee (IOC) sanctioned organization, working to grow martial arts as a sport on a world level.

Team Georgia will train throughout the spring and summer with US Martial Arts Team Captain Drew Derrick-Bisbee, a world champion martial artist residing in Jacksonville, FL, to prepare themselves to compete with the world's best.  “We are so very proud of our students and instructors. We are excited to give our students an opportunity to compete on an International level” – Joey Harrison, Owner & Instructor

Golden Isles Martial Arts Academy opened their doors to the community in October 2010.  Through hard work and diligence, they have proven in just three short years that GIMAA is a world-class dojo, producing excellence in martial arts by ending 2013 with three students ranked top 5 in the North American Sport Karate Association (NASKA), and the inclusion in the World Games training for 2014.

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Location:St. Simons Island - Georgia - United States
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