| Khairil Hassan |
A MARTIAL arts gathering called “Gelanggang Pahlawan” was organised by the Academy of Brunei Studies (APB), Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) at the Youth Centre in the capital on October 25-26.
Six teams took part in the gathering – Brunei Darussalam Silat Association (PERSIB), Kendo Federation of Brunei Darussalam (KFBD), Shorinji Kempo from UBD, Karatedo from the Brunei Darussalam Karatedo Federation (BRUKAF), Wushu from the Wushu Federation of Brunei Darussalam and Butthand (a new form of martial art).
All the teams performed demonstrations.
The purpose of the event was to promote new types of martial arts in Brunei and sustain present styles.
The event was targeted at youngsters e interested in sports.
The event was officiated by Hj Abdul Malik bin Hj Mohammad, Acting Director of Youth and Sports Department, Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports.