Champ starts tournament

2017-08-01 06:01
Kung-fu champion MJ Li, who grew up in Mitchell’s Plain, during a demonstration.

Kung-fu champion MJ Li, who grew up in Mitchell’s Plain, during a demonstration.

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A local kung-fu champion will host a first-of-its-kind kung-fu tournament that will see seven schools competing in various categories, including full contact and group demonstrations.

After returning from last year’s Legends of Kung-fu World Martial Arts Championships in the United States with four gold medals while representing South Africa, Cape Town-born kung-fu champion MJ Li has been busy visiting schools across the province.

He has been delivering motivational talks, doing kung-fu demonstrations and sharing his story of growing up in Mitchell’s Plain and training in kung-fu locally and then across China.

The Western Cape schools kungfu tournament will take place on Saturday at Rocklands High School at 09:00.

Li has represented South Africa at five world championships. He won gold on the last three occasions.

Since February this year, Li has visited 26 schools across the province, and has been teaching kung-fu at seven schools.

Tickets for this weekend’s tournament cost R25 each.

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