Five pass first trial for KPM wushu squad

KUCHING: Five athletes out of 10 candidates who turned up for the first selection in Miri last Saturday made it to the second selection to be held in Kuching for the state squad for the Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia (KPM) Wushu Championship this year. Mo Shin Qi, Mok Xiao Yuan, Wilson Teo Key Jue, Beckham Chew […]

Egypt Kung Fu champion Mizo craves home recognition

Egypt’s Moataz Radi, or “Mizo”, competes succesfully with China’s top kung fu fighters in international championships, but yearns for recognition in his own country where football dominates. As Egyptians obsessively follow the preparations of the national football team for the World Cup in Russia and every move of star striker Mohamed Salah, Mizo is preparing […]

Wushu coaches play key role in developing exponents

KUCHING: Coaches of the Wushu Federation of Sarawak (WFS) are urged to constantly upgrade themselves by attending courses and seminars organised by the state wushu association, Sarawak Sports Corporation (SSC) and Sarawak State Sports Council (MSNS). In making this call, WFS deputy president James Ting Ing Seek said it is vital that coaches play their […]

Muaythai fighters prepped for Sukma

KUCHING: Focusing on the preparation of its athletes for the 19th Sukma in Perak this September is the main priority and part of the activities for the Sarawak Muaythai Association (PMNS) this year. Its president Jumaat Ibrahim said Sukma XIX promises a stiff competition for all contingents including Sarawak in their search for glory. As […]

SMAA debutants ready for lion dance tourney

SIBU: Sibu Martial Arts (Quanshu) Association (SMAA) is eyeing at least a top five finish in the 3rd Plaza Merdeka Lion Dance Traditional International Level competition to be held in Kuching on Jan 20. Its chief coach Gilbert Wong said they are sending its best assembled team to take part in the competition which is […]

Taekwondo exponents told to aim high

KUCHING: Young taekwondo athletes in Sarawak are told to always be on their toes if they were to achieve greater success at the highest level. Persatuan Taekwondo Negeri Sarawak (WTF) deputy president Azizul Annuar Adenan said up and coming athletes must set their benchmark to be on par with the best not only in the […]

Thai training stint for six muaythai fighters

KUCHING: Six muaythai exponents from the state are currently undergoing special training in Thailand – an initiative run and funded under Sarawak State Sports Council (MSNS). According to MSNS muaythai coordinator Alexander Sirai Isau, the programme is meant to prepare these young athletes ahead of the 19th Malaysia Games (Sukma), to be hosted by Perak […]