Maxido founder to be inducted in WKU Hall of Fame

first_imgHand-in-Hand Mutual Fire and Life Insurance Company is in the corner of Martial Arts specialist Max Massiah as he prepares to journey to the United States where he will be inducted into the World Karate Union (WKU) Hall of Fame.Director of Hand-in-Hand Insurance and Manager of Fire, Howard Cox (third right), makes the presentation to Max Massiah in the presence of the company’s Business Development Officer Savita Singh (second right), Massiah’s students and company representativeWKU will add to a list of three Hall of Fame recognitions for the veteran.On Friday, at its Lot 1-4 Avenue of the Republic location, the insurance company presented an undisclosed sum of cash to Massiah, who was invited to be at the induction ceremony on June 23-24 at Chateau Resort and Conference Centre in Pennsylvania.Addressing the gathering was the company’s Business Development Officer, Savita Singh, who explained this is just one of many ways the entity fulfils its corporate/social responsibility.Singh added that Hand-in-Hand has been a long-time supporter of Massiah and his work, and this is another assurance of their continued alliance.In his appreciation for the support, Massiah, thanked Hand-in-Hand and made an appeal to other entities to do similar. He further explained that the Hall-of-Fame is for his work at the ‘Maxido’ adult self defence system, for which he is the founder and chief instructor.According to Massiah, the system is specifically developed for adults, business owners, professionals and especially elderly and females, along with law enforcement and security.The programme is strictly self-defence, which means student are not thought to fight but just use defence mechanisms which are four seconds and under applications of submissions, breakage and dislocation.One of the students, former Magistrate Leslie Sobers, who is now head of the Guyana National Broadcasting Authority, noted, “It is not a passive defence, it allows for immediate counter-attack. In some cases, defence seems to suggest you defend and you move away. Maxido doesn’t give anybody second opportunity to attack them; it is defence and you put an end to the assailant’s intentions.”last_img read more

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Reports: Man United agree £59.7million Di Maria fee

first_img1 Real Madrid winger Angel di Maria Manchester United are set to break the British transfer record after agreeing a fee of £59.7million to sign Real Madrid winger Angel di Maria, according to reports.It is understood the Argentine forward has flown to Manchester after bidding farewell to his team-mates in Spain and will undergo a medical with the club on Tuesday before completing his long-awaiting Old Trafford switch.Di Maria, a key member of Madrid’s team last season, was absent from the Los Blancos squad that beat Cordoba 2-0 at the Bernabeu on Monday evening.United’s pursuit of the winger has been met by a mixed reaction, with ex-forward Federico Macheda praising the move, former star Ray Wilkins questioning his price tag and former top flight midfielder Stewart Robson wondering where his arrival leaves Juan Mata, who United broke their transfer record to sign from Chelsea in January.United have made no official comment on the supposedly impending transfer, but it is understood the agreed fee between the Red Devils and Real will eclipse the £50million Chelsea paid to Liverpool for Fernando Torres in 2011.Should he sign, the 26-year-old cannot be involved in United’s Capital One Cup tie at MK Dons on Tuesday night, but could be set for a debut in Saturday’s trip to Burnley in the Premier League.United appear in desperate need of a lift after a loss and a draw from their opening two league games and the man who was named man of the match in May’s Champions League final would certainly give them that.United boss Louis van Gaal would neither confirm nor deny anything with regard to the Di Maria situation after his side’s 1-1 draw at Sunderland on Sunday.Van Gaal said: ”I cannot say anything about transfers, you have to understand that. When a transfer has been finished, then we can say something. But now you have to wait and see.”When the moment is there, Manchester United shall announce it.”The Dutchman added with a smile: ”It is not only Di Maria – maybe [Arturo] Vidal or [Lionel] Messi! We are a big club.”last_img read more

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