Karate coaching and championship in Gyalshing

Gangtok, 13 Nov:

Shito-Ryu Seiko Karate-Do India, Gyalshing, is organising a two-day Coaching Camp and Open Karate Championship on 17 and 18 November at Gyalshing Girls Senior Secondary School, Kyongsa, in West Sikkim. Around 100 participants from different parts of Sikkim and Darjeeling are expected to participate in this event being held on the theme, ‘Yes to Sports & Say No to Drugs’.

The camp has an experienced Second Dan Black Belt, Tshering Yanki Bhutia of Gyalshing, who is also an international judge/ referee in Karate among other trainers.

It is informed that Shito-Ryu Seiko Karate-Do India has appointed Ms Bhutia as its official representative for Gyalshing and authorized her to run the Seiko Kai Karate classes.

Addressing a press conference here today, the organising committee president, Amar Subba, mentioned that the main objective behind the event was to encourage youngsters towards sporting activities and to keep them away from unhealthy distractions and substance abuse.

He added that such activities would also provide a good platform to talented sportspersons and their skills could then be honed through proper training and grooming.

Ms Bhutia, in turn, mentioned that another objective of the event was to create awareness about Karate, especially among girls, and to encourage them to take self-defence training.

She is presently training around 70 young children in Karate at Gyalshing apart from offering self-defence training to girl students at different schools.

Likewise, another organising committee member, Madhu Limboo, mentioned that this event was just the start and that other activities, especially for the girl child and for women’s empowerment, would be taken up in the near future.

She stated that another objective of the event was to encourage girls towards different creative fields and sports.