Young fighters show plenty of promise


Students waiting for their turn to take on their opponents during the championship.

KARATE exponents from as young as six showed off their skills at the 4th Legend International Karate Club Championship.

The championship, held for the fourth consecutive year, has had a good record of athletes going on to train under the national team.

Kibokan Karate-do club president Soke M. Panneerselvam, who organised the event, said it was a great platform to identify hidden talents.

Mohd Ali (centre) launching the 4th Legend International Karate Club Championship with Panneerselvam (left) and other dignitaries.
Mohd Ali (centre) launching the 4th Legend International Karate Club Championship with Panneerselvam (left) and other dignitaries.

“We will forward the names to the Malaysian Karate Federation (Makaf),” added Panneerselvam who is also the Selangor Karate Association president.

He said several players spotted in past championships were training under the national team.

The event held in collaboration with Makaf and Selangor Sports Council, saw 500 participants showing off their skills.

A total of 52 clubs from Yemen, Iran, Uzbekistan, Nepal, Syria and Malaysia took part in 62 categories during the championship.

Two young female students show off their skills during the 4th Legend International Karate Club Championship.
Two young female students showing off their skills at the 4th Legend International Karate Club Championship

Panneerselvam said the event was also a great way to expose local players to international exponents.

“Makaf has been very supportive and we will continue to organise events like this,” he added.

The event was launched by Makaf president and former Malacca chief minister Tan Sri Mohd Ali Rustam.

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