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Three lucky Kenyans picked to learn Kung-Fu in China

Three Kenyans will have an opportunity to travel to China to learn Kung-Fu after winning a competition held on Saturday at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre.

Ten local practitioners of the sport showcased their skills in front of other masters from Beijing.

The three won a fully paid trip to China, where they will undergo a week of intense training in martial arts at the Beijing International Arts School in December.

They will then come back to teach their new found skills to others in Kung Fu clubs here in Kenya.

KUNG FU FESTIVAL

This is the first Kung Fu festival to be held in Nairobi, Kenya. The festival was organized by pay TV company StarTimes, celebrating 5 years of its flagship Kung Fu channel.

“Basically it’s to celebrate the kind of content that is available on this channel because it’s an action oriented kind of channel and when we did our research we realized that Kung Fu is very popular in Kenya from the Kung Fu action movies right from the kids to adults,” said Alex Mwaura, Communication Manager, StarTimes.

Hundreds of people came to watch the event.

“All the skills I will get from China will be a big boost for Kenyan students. Once I get the skills I will share the knowledge I get with others,” said Kwezira Maurice, Kung Fu Master.

Kung Fu professionals in Kenya want to grow their talent pool in the hopes that martial arts will grow as a sport in the country.