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Kungfu Association Opens New Club In Mandinary

Nov 9, 2009, 1:16 PM | Article By: Lamin Drammeh

In its effort to spread or decentralise Kung Fu across the country, the Gambia Kungfu Association on Saturday opened new Kungfu Club called Tang-Lang, at a ceremony held at Mandinary Village in the Western Region.

The inauguration ceremony which attracted interests from different Kungfu clubs across the country, such as Bao Kung Fu Club in Banjul, Dao Kung Fu Club in Fajikunda, the newly formed Kung Fu Club in Mandinary Tang-Lang, among others, witnessed a massive demonstration by the participants under the watchful eyes of the Alkalo of the village, says Fa Ceesay who was so much impressed with what he saw during the demonstration.

He used the opportunity to call for concerted efforts within the association to help expand Kungfu nationwide, hence it helps one to protect him or herself under difficult circumstances.

The Alkalo who told reporters that he initially dismissed the idea of allowing the association to form Kungfu in the village, due to the lack of knowledge about Kungfu went further to express appreciation for the gesture, while commending the Kungfu Association to keep up the good work.

"I would also like to use the platform to advise the members not to use the opportunity to destroy, provoke or do harm to other people because that will not be the interest of the association, hence it is not meant for such characters," Fa Ceesay told reporters in Mandinka in an exclusive interview.

The proprietor of the Mandinary Kungfu Club and also a black belt holder who spent nine years in Kungfu Association, Ebou Sanyang was equally impressed with the massive turn-out, which he noted, was a clear indication of the commitment and the love the people of Mandinary has for Kungfu.

"I am very much glad and impressed for the huge crowd that converged here to witness the opening ceremony of Kungfu Club in Mandinary which have been a dream for the association for a very long time," Jet-Li was quoted as saying by reporters shortly after the successful opening of Tang-Lang Kungfu Club in the village.

Ebou Sanyang further seized the opportunity to express his association?s desire to decentralise Kungfu across the country.