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6 graded to senior black belt

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Bandar Seri Begawan - Six karate exponents graduated with 2nd dan, 3rd dan and 4th dan senior black belt grading at the Shitoryu Karate Association Brunei Darussalam (Shitokai) last Sunday.

The senior black belt grading was conducted by the president of Shitokai Black Belt Council, Sihan Pg Yura Kesteria, and Shitokai chief instructor Sihan Alwie See Seng Kiat at the Busiido Dojo, Berakas,

New training grounds or 'dojo' and Shitokai school clubs will be opened to promote a strong spirit of sportsmanship in the country and to select potential athletes who may represent the nation at international sports meets, the association said.

The training grounds will train everyone for physical fitness, to learn the art of self-defence, to control the mind and spirit towards character development and to serve as a platform to train for combat.

Shitoryu style of karate is distinctive through its art of blocking to destroy the opponent's attacking motion and also stances.

Every participant must exercise self-discipline and be determined as the Shitoryu style has many kata or formations, and places strong emphasis on sparring.

The training assists to select potential athletes to represent the nation in regional or international karate competitions and to assign members for seminars or conferences to further upgrade their knowledge and quality of sportsmanship in Brunei.

Formed more than 20 years ago, the association has 210 active Shitokai members. -- Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin

Brunei Darussalam has just completed its most popular and major sports tounaments, football - the DST Group Brunei Premier League, and recently the DST Group Brunei Football League Cup.

To maintain the football spirits amongst the footies enthusiast, WUFC - a freshly formed football club, will be holding a Futsal tournament. The game is schedule to be held from the 12th April and continues to the 13th, 19th and 20th April 2010. The top three winners will be offered a handsome cash prizes with trophies.

But the tournament is only limited to 40 teams as for the start. Registration forms can be obtained from Gillsport (Kiulap & Batu Satu), Asmin Enterprise (Delima Satu) as well as from Ridah (Kiulap).

All tournaments will be held at The Public Works Department Hangar Hall (JKR), Old Airport, Berakas.

For more details, individual may contact Mago (8986595), Kaz (8663002) or Aboh (8888858).

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