The Liberia Karate Federation (LKF) under the sponsorship of its president John Horace is undergoing intensive training in preparation for an upcoming Post-Ebola- Kata competition at the Sports Commission, on Broad Street on May 30.
Mr. Horace noted in an interview that the competition will be the best karate Kata display by participants. He said further, “As I speak, all Karate schools are now opened and all athletes are presently undergoing training to be part of the competition.”
Speaking further, Horace said since Karate is a contact sport, his administration has decided to organize this competition to tell Liberians and the world that Ebola has finally being kicked out of the country and all its athletes are fit and in good shape.
“Ebola requires touch and therefore in keeping with this, the federation wants to make sure we tell Liberians that Ebola is gone and we are still alive, and are still intact,” Horace said.
Horace added that hosting this competition is the LKF‘s own way to creating awareness that the deadly Ebola virus which plagued this nation early last year is no more.
Horace called on all athletes, sports officials and the Liberian public to join them at the Sports Commission to make the program a success.
LKF’s vice president Teddy Jackson explained that the competition will be held in three categories beginning from the cadet stage, yellow belt, and the black belt stages in three zones.
Jackson said prizes will be awarded to first place winners in all three zones beginning with silver and bronze medals and cash prizes.