The Kenya Karate Federation (KKF) is monitoring the developments made by the World Karate Federation (WKF) to introduce Karate uniforms which have digital gadgets to seize factors mechanically each time an athlete scores.
The Secretary Common of the Federation Gabriel Mutuku stated the federation is but to ship some officers to be taught concerning the system exterior the nation the place a pilot has been achieved previous to introducing the identical in Kenya later this yr.
“There are loads of issues developing and we should be properly ready to adapt to those adjustments. The World Karate Federation has achieved it already, the pilot video games have been achieved exterior the nation and Kenya will ship some officers to be taught concerning the system,” he famous.
He stated because the World Karate system is altering, Kenya is following carefully to stick to the perfect worldwide requirements that can put the nation forward within the sport and put together gamers to match these on the worldwide scene.
Mutuku who was talking in Kakamega in the course of the Western Kenya Open, the primary event for Karate Federation Western area for 2023 requested the federal government to help the Federation in buying these attires as soon as they’re prepared.
He stated in compliance with the Kenya Kwanza Authorities’s name for sporting actions to be organized in leagues, the Karate Federation is shifting away from the frequent championships to leagues.
Western Area Karate Federation is on track in growing a fixture for its inaugural league which is able to begin in Could. The Regional Secretary Common Christopher Ouma stated they’ve realized that it’s by leagues that gamers are nurtured to be very aggressive.
“Beforehand, we now have been collaborating in opens, inter counties and championships however now WKF has proposed for us to take part in leagues. We will manage two leagues, that’s youth league and senior league, youth leagues will contain faculties whereas senior leagues will seize golf equipment and Universities,” he disclosed.
As soon as launched, Western Kenya would be the third area to play Karate by leagues. Will probably be becoming a member of Nairobi and Rift Valley areas that are already collaborating in leagues.
Additional, the upcoming Karate Championship in Nyanza has been absorbed right into a league.
Mutuku additionally disclosed that the Federation will work with each the Nationwide and County Governments to make the adjustments within the sport profitable. He famous that the leagues might be organized in level type the place each time a group selects a nationwide group member it accumulates sufficient factors to be on prime.
The Western Open was held to pick out a group that can take part on the Kenya Open in preparation to symbolize the nation throughout a youth championship in Egypt later this yr.
By Moses Wekesa