2nd J&K State Jeet Kune Do C’ship gets underway

Players and officials during inaugural ceremony of Jeet Kune Do Championship in Srinagar on Tuesday.
Players and officials during inaugural ceremony of Jeet Kune Do Championship in Srinagar on Tuesday.

Excelsior Sports Correspondent
SRINAGAR, July 9: The four-day second edition of J&K State Jeet Kune Do Championship got underway at SK Indoor Stadium Complex, here today.
Over 800 participants from different districts of Jammu and Kashmir are taking part in the Championship, making it one of the biggest State level martial art event held in the Valley.
The event is being organized by J&K State Jeet Kune Do Association and Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Unified Martial Arts (JKAUMA).
The players who will be selected in this State Championship will qualify to participate in the upcoming National Championship.
Several top players, who have represented J&K and India at various national and international events, enthralled the audience with their entertaining demonstrations.
Bilal Ahmad, showcased self-defence techniques and body flexibility while Suriya Khalil and Rifat gave demonstration on the occasion.
“I am really happy to see such good number of players from different parts of the State participating in the event. Such events give an opportunity to the players to showcase their talent. The organizers of the event have done a great job by organizing such an amazing event,” Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, who was the chief guest of the event, said.
He lauded ‘Drugs out, Sports In’ initiative launched by JKAUMA and assured full support from the Government in promoting healthy living through martial arts and fighting drug addiction.
“The district administration is alive to the problem of drug addiction and measures are being taken to curtail it,” he added.
“Over 800 participants from different districts, representing various schools, colleges and clubs are participating in this State championship,” Omar Gassi, the organizer of the event, said.


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