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1st Ever Championship to Commemorate Father of Gambian Karate

Jan 22, 2009, 5:20 AM | Article By: Sainabou Kujabi

A two day Karate Championship organise by The Gambia Sotokan Karate-Do International (SKI) association, meant to revive participation of Karate is slated to kick off on January 30th, 2009 at the Wellingara Cinema hall.

According to information gathered from the association, the first ever Karate Championship named after the founding father of Karate in The Gambia, Sensei (Master) Muhammed Kaba Musa is initiated by one of the longest serving Female Black Belt holders in The Gambia (Sensei Sally Secka); in collaboration with one of the biggest Martial arts suppliers in Australia, Sports Master Athletics International- SMAI.

The championship, which will be a two-day affair will include an internal weightings and preliminaries or elimination on January 30th. The championship proper will take place the next day at 4:00pm.

In order to ensure a free and fair championship, Senegalese Shotokan Karat -Do International Association is said to be the officials of the two-day event.

The main objectives of the competition, among others, is to compliment the efforts of the founding father of Karate in The Gambia, who

has trained numerous Black Belts holders and established over 15 clubs to show the general public that SKI has initiated a new championship that would be also added to the plans of actions for both the Gambia Karate Federation and the SKI Gambia Association.

The championship which will be staged on an annual basis will make room for the Karate technical committee to scout for young talented youths and prepare them for major African and world karate competitions and to attract young people to join such sporting career for national developments.