The Star (Nairobi)

30 January 2013

Kenya Set to Stage International Junior Karate Show in May

Kenya will host an international junior karate tournament in Nairobi in May. The event has so far attracted five countries including--Tanzania, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Malawi.

This was revealed during a ranking training seminar for players at Utalii College in Nairobi over the weekend. The grading system done under the auspices of World Authority Traditional Karate Do Association targeted players from Nairobi and its environs.

The training was conducted by Sensei Peter Ochieng who is a third degree belt holder and Sensei Gregory Oluoch, a fifth degree belt holder.

The karate masters gave the 90 participants technical training involving self defense and theories to improve their techniques and ranks. "The upgrading exams were done by 30 players from white to black belt category . We will release their results soon to inform them whether they passed or not," said Ochieng. He added that a similar seminars will be staged for Rift Valley region in Nakuru in April, Kakamega (June), Meru (September) and Kisumu (November).

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