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Davies wins Black Belt in LKF competition

Michael Weah/Benjamin S. Taingay

( 2, 2015)-One of Liberia’s superb Karate fighters, Michael Davies, has won the 2015 Liberia Karate Federation (LKF)’s Black Belt title.

The one-day spectacular event was held during the week-end at the Open Air Sports Commission on Broad Street in the Liberian Capital, Monrovia.

Davies won the title after defeating two other contenders, Alieu Jalloh and Solomon Bon. Our reporter who witnessed the event said the young Karate fighter won the competition with 170 points over Jalloh who obtained 163 points, and Solomon collected 145 points.

He also said the three karate fighters performed so well that they were cheered every time they took to the mat. Speaking at the event, Davies considered his victory as a dream come true.

He, however, told our reporter that the competition was tough, especially taking into consideration where he was among several top fighters vying for the title.

The 2015 Champion thanked his parents, friends and other fans for their support.
Davies promised not to get involved with street fighting, adding: “It will only come on as self-defense whenever I am attacked.”

The young Liberian athlete was presented the trophy amidst jubilations by fans at the event.
The competition was witnessed by scores of spectators, mainly young people who are lovers of karate.

Meanwhile, the Federation’s President, John Horace, says the Karate event has shown the level of preparedness of the Federation to promote the game in Liberia.
Mr. Horace disclosed that the LKF has established three karate schools in Grand Bassa, Bong and Montserrado Counties, respectively.

Mr. Horace said the three schools will help develop and promote the sport in those parts of the country.
He further noted that although the tournament was sponsored solely by the LKF, the Youth and Sports Ministry was invited to witness the event.

Commenting on the Government’s support to the federation, Mr. Horace said not much support has come from the national government to facilitate the federation’s operations and expansion efforts across Liberia.

He, however, said the organization was hopeful that some provisions will be made in the Youth and Sports Ministry’s budgetary allocation for the Liberia Karate Federation.-


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