The IKD is a traditional Shotokan Karate organization dedicated to the teachings of Master Gichin Funakoshi and Master Masatoshi Nakayama.
On April 30, 2021, the Moses sisters from Wowetta, Guyana graded from white to brown belt. On Friday, July 23, the GKC sisters, Rose and Pauline Moses, and 13-year-old Anusha Jodhan from 3 Ryu Karate Club were promoted from the third kyu to the first dan black belt.
The Sisters trained privately with Shihan John Fernandes, 7th dan, for 2 years prior to their 1st grading on April 30.
Another Moses joins the duo, making it possible to field an Indigenous women’s kata team for next year’s World Cup scheduled for Guyana. Their niece, 14-year-old Latisha Moses, who has been trained by her three uncles – black belts: Silas, 37, Ernie, 29, and Courtney, 24.
Latisha moved from white to blue belt at her first grading conducted by Shuseki Shihan Frank Woon-A-Tai, M.S., 9th Dan. To receive such honours from the master himself is a privilege.