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Three Kenyan Kung Fu players win trip to Beijing

Kwizera Maurice one of the winners during selection.

Kwizera Maurice one of the winners during selection.

NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 5 – Three Kenyan based Kung Fu players have earned themselves a trip to world renowned Beijing International Arts School for an intense training course courtesy of Pay Television company StarTimes media.

The three, Peter Kibe, Maurice Kwizera and Aphrodice Bakorubusa will leave the country next month to sharpen their skills in Chinese Kung Fu – known as WuShu. The team will be taken through Shaolin Chigong among other Kung Fu genres.

“We conducted intense screening from the over 60 contestants who came forward to showcase their talent with the three emerging the best candidates to proceed to Beijing for an all-expenses paid training come December. It is our hope that this will go a long way towards developing the sport in Kenya,” noted StarTimes Vice President Mr. Mark Lisboa.

“We are privileged to have this opportunity to train with at the Beijing International Arts school and it is our commitment to utilize the key lessons we derive from this to further entrench the sport in Kenya and possibly start representing the country in various international Kung Fu tournaments such as the World Cup in China in 2017,” noted Mr. Peter Kibe who is one of the winners.

The event was organized to celebrate the Kung Fu channel on StarTimes. A channel dedicated to the martial arts sports genres.

Kenyan Kung Fu clubs during selection on Saturday at KICC.

Kenyan Kung Fu clubs during selection on Saturday at KICC.

The event took place on Saturday at the KICC Comesa grounds between where Kung Fu professionals showcased their talents.

The Beijing International Arts School is a key vocational training institution in Beijing. It is the oldest art school with international martial arts exchange programmes.

 The school has majors including Kung Fu, acrobatics, sports training, dance performances, art painting, theater performances and musical performances with internationally recognized qualifications.

The school has also provided martial arts training courses for students from Russia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia, Korea, Japan, the United States and other European countries.

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