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    130 join event to raise karate’s profile in Brunei

    James Kon

    Around 130 karate-do practitioners participated in the Keiko Hajime 1st Joint Training 2023 at Sungai Kebun Sports Complex yesterday.

    Organised by the Health Promotion Centre (HPC), Ministry of Health, in collaboration with Gleneagles JPMC and Rengokai Karate Brunei Darussalam, the event aimed to promote and encourage karate as a self-defence art among Bruneians, promoting healthy lifestyle to prevent and tackle non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as obesity, heart disease, cancer.

    It also aimed to foster camaraderie from all clubs and styles under the Brunei Darussalam Karate Federation (BRUKAF).

    Various activities were organised such as Shotokan Fundamental and Style Kata, aerobics sessions and games including cone reaction and futsal game.

    Present as guests of honour at the event were Public Relations Manager of Gleneagles JPMC Pengiran Norikhsan binti Pengiran Jaya Indera Pengiran Haji Mokhtar Puteh, and Deputy Chief of Mission of the Embassy of Japan in Brunei Darussalam Suda Atsushi.

    Also present were BRUKAF ‘s president Pengiran Haji Yura Kesteria bin Pengiran Setia Negara (Dr) Haji Mohd Yusof and officials.

    ABOVE & BELOW: Participants during the kicking exercise; and young karate-do participants joining the session. PHOTOS: JAMES KON

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