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Kung-Fu Association launches executive board

Feb 2, 2010, 2:45 PM | Article By: Lamin Drammeh

The Gambia Kung-Fu Association on Saturday 23rd January 2010 converged at New Jeshwang Lower Basic School to officially launch its executive board under the watchful eyes of the association's president Lang Ceesay, who was recently re-elected into office.

The ceremony which was characterised by exhibitions of talents and skills brought together more than ten different Kung-Fu clubs across the country for the first time after two years of existence.

Speaking at the occasion, the President of the association which has gained some recognition as a result of its efforts to catch up with other leading sporting associations in the country, Lang Ceesay who spoke with delight described the congress as remarkable. As he put it, it's manifested by the impressive turnout of the participating Kung-Fu clubs countrywide.

The President went further to deny the notion that Kung-Fu or martial arts is a violent sport.

"I totally disagree with this notion because Kung-Fu is just a sport like any other sports and therefore it has nothing to do with fighting," he stated.

According to him, masters always advise their students not to fight. This, he believes is a clear testimony to the fact that Kung-fu association does not entertain fighting, but rather exposes them to higher standards.