Determined to sharpen the skills of Nigerian karatekas and to further give them a platform to exhibit their technical knowledge ahead international championships, the Karate Federation of Nigeria under the leadership of Chief Donatus Agu Ejidike, J.P has concluded arrangements for National Cadet, Junior and Senior Championship scheduled to hold in Lagos next month.
In a press statement by the President, Karate Federation of Nigeria, Chief Ejidike, the championship will hold between December 5 and 10, 2016 at the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.
The championship is designed to expose karatekas and give them the opportunity to tango among themselves for the purpose of ranking and grading ahead of international competitions.
The president explained further that karatekas are being expected from all the states of the federation including Federal Capital Territory, FCT Abuja even as letters of invitation and participation have been dispatched to states associations.
KFN President who also doubles as the Nigeria Pillar of Sports disclosed that the Cadet category which is between the ages of 14 and 15 years for male shall fall within the weight level of -52kg, – 57kg, and -63kg while females shall be within the weight level of -47kg, -54kg, and +54kg.
In the Junior category, karatekas between the ages of 15 and 17 years shall fall within the weight level of -55kg for individuals kata Kumite.
Chief Ejidike encouraged states to send their karatekas to the championship as it will go a long way in enhancing their knowledge of the martial game which will debut in 2020 Olympics in Japan.
He said the Federation will continue to do everything to promote and develop the game in Nigeria.
The Championship is sponsored by the National President, Chief Donatus Ejidike and other top members of the federation.