Posted: Tuesday, December 28, 2021. 2:54 pm CST.
Photo Credit: Judo Belize Federation
By Rubén Morales Iglesias: The Judo Belize Federation recently elected Remus Betancourt as its new president. At its annual general meeting held virtually, Gian Lisbey was elected vice president, Leon Guild was returned as General Secretary, and Franz Menzies Jr. was as treasurer.
According to Betancourt, the Judo Belize Federation has been active since 2006 under Menzies as its first president.
During Menzies’ tenure, Xavier Molina represented Belize at the World Championship in Brazil and Michael Lin at the Regional Championships in Honduras where he secured a bronze medal.
“Under its second President the then Chief Instructor and Coach Mr. Wellington Chee, the Federation experienced visits, seminars, training, and workshops from international instructors. Judo examinations and ranking were hosted for the first time,” said Betancourt.
Belize was represented at the 2012 London Olympic Games by Eddermys Sanchez who lost to silver medallist Miklos Ungvari from Hungary.
Since then, Belize has had more international participation.
Menzies was returned as president and during his second tenure, Japanese instructor, Sensei Masateru Ishizaki came to Belize through the assistance of the Japanese Overseas Cooperation Volunteers.
Betancourt said that during this time there was “a boost in systematic Judo in Belize and both Belizean Instructors Juan Card and Leon Guild received two years’ experience in regulating systematic Judo so that the country may continue to grow independently after Masateru San’s two-year term expired”. Belize’s international representation continued as well.
The Judo Belize Federation, according to Betancourt, feels proud of the fact that they have had smooth transitions from one president to the next.
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