Local Kung fu sports will have a chance to participate in exchange programmes that will see Kenyan clubs receive intense training on the sport from China based Kung Fu masters who are expected to arrive in the country in November 2.
Kung Fu clubs from Kiambu,Muthurwa,Kangemi,Kayole and Majengo will have an opportunity to sharpen their skills in Chinese Kung Fu known as Wushu with a team of ten King Fu masters from Beijing Internatinal school.
Startimes Vice President Mark Lisboa noted the training efforts will culminate to a major event dubbed the Startimes Kung Fu Festival set to take place in November at the KICC Comesa Grounds where the local Kung Fu clubs and the visiting masters from Beijing will showcase their talents in the sport.
This marks the start of our development of Kung Fu sports in the country, the training of the local King Fu clubs will ensure they adopt the sport’s best practices while setting the stage to grow the awareness through the StarTimes Kung Fu to showcase the immense Kung Fu talent in the country”,noted Libsoa.
Three Kung Fu experts will receive sponsorship for all expenses visit to China for a week of training at the Beijing International Arts School come December.
The company will hold auditions on 29th October at the Kiambu Madaraka Gardens where the three best candidates will be picked.
The team of ten Kung Fu masters from the Beijing International Arts School will later conduct training for the clubs at the KICC grounds on November 3 in preparation for the Star Times Kung Fu festival set to take place at the same venue on November 5.
“This is the best opportunity we have had as Kung Fu professionals in Kenya to grow our talents,the StarTimes Kung Fu festival will act as a strong platform to further grow the awareness of the sport while exposing us to the best practices gained from the China based Kung Fu masters”, noted Mr Joseph Ngaruiya who is a representative of the clubs.