ISSUE № 27, DEC 2017 Keith Sammy Karate Send your profiles to email@example.com 6 Nikoli Blackman Swimming Sensei Sammy rank of 6th Degree Nikoli Blackman is a young emerging Black Belt is now included in the Black swimmer who started swimming at Belt registrar of the World United Ka- three. While a member of the Marlins rate Organization (WUKO). Swim Club he made the Goodwill Na- Sensei Sammy is a pioneer of TT kara- tional Swim Team in 2014 and 2016. te and in 2000 was awarded 6th Dan by His current achievements include mak- the USA Martial Arts Federation ing the Carifta and Central American (USAMAF). He was responsible for and Caribbean Amateur Swimming getting the Simba Ryu /Way of the Li- Confederation (CCCAN) open water on system recognized by the USAMAF teams. Niko came 3rd in the Maracas thereby bringing international recogni- open water 3000m and often competes tion to another indigenous system of in Barbados. His goal is to swim at the martial arts from T&T. He provided the Olympics in 2024 in either the pool or official curriculum to USAMAF which open water events. is used today by all Simba Ryu schools; it is accepted by the WUKO and the TTKF. To add you profile contact us.