By The COAST Newspaper Reporter
The Kenya National Tong-IL Moo-Do team underwent a two weeks training to improve on individual player’s skills from a world class international instructor.
The training by a South Korean World Martial Arts Federation International instructor Marlon Oranda and a 60 kg category World Champion was on courtesy of the Kenya Tong-IL Moo-Do Federation.
The training equipped the national team players with skills to improve on ground fight and grappling techniques.
The training culminated in a one day open air Kenya Tong-IL-Moo –Do championship event held at Mama Ngina grounds in Mombasa and graced by the Commissioner of Sports Gordon Oluoch, where the teams exhibited high level of performance.
Headquarters Dog section club became the champions of the 2017 Team forms category after beating Best Kickers and KK security to second and third positions respectively.During the bouts, in the ladies category forms category Moi University Faith Wambui won by beating Ange Rangala her team mate to second position, Placing Jacqueline Muli of Headquarters to the third position.
In the over 15 years, form category boys, it was an all Headquarters club affair who swept the three positions .Collins Ndunda, Abdullahi Ismael and Salim Suleiman were ranked positions 1,2 went to Kevin Mwangi who beat George Ndegwa of Moi University.In sparring ladies 45 -55 kg category, The Moi University duo won Faith Wambui and Sarah Kamau won . Wambui beat Kamau to second place.
In the 55-65 kgs Kabete Polytechnic Pauline Gachie won by beating Ange Rangala of Moi University.
In the men individual category sparring, fighting under 45- 50 kg Abdullahi Ismael (HQ) beat Simon Timos(Moi University).
Musa Yahya (Moi Unversity) was first In the 51-55 kg, second position went to Hassan Wanga (Moi University) and third went to Raphael Ringa (Moi University).
Moi University swept the top two positions In the 76-80 kg, after Jesse Shirim beat Tom Kabochi. During the 71-75 kg weight, Wallace Mbathi (Kabete Polytechnic) beat Moi University Leendrt Kiarie and Dennis Ndiku to win the contest.