KungFu festival, organized by Startimes to celebrate the KungFu Channel 5thanniversary , is expected to take place on the 5th of November at the KICC COMESA grounds between 10am and 6pm where KungFu proffesionals will showcase their talents. This will also be a family fun day to be graced by music heavy weights including Jose Chameleon from Uganda, Jua Cali, Timmy T Dat, Gloria Muliro. The entry is FREE.
StarTimes plans to sponsor three Kenya KungFu experts for an all paid expense trip to China for a week of training at the Beijing International Arts School in December. The challenge was simple: one was to take a video of them doing their best KungFu moves and post online.
We got the participants from our online platforms as well as visiting different KungFu groups in Kenya and gave them the same challenge. The KungFu groups we visited include: Jingle Club in Muthurwa, Kiambu Wushu KungFu in Kiambu, Kenya KungFu Wushu College in Muthurwa, Black Beltz Solutions Wingchun in Kayole and finally White Walls based in Kangemi.
Out of all those who participated, 51 of them have qualified for the second round of auditions which will be held this coming Saturday, on the 29th of October, at the Kiambu Madaraka gardens where the next ten best candidates will be picked.
These ten candidates will then give a final performance during the actual kungfu festival event, to be held on the 5th of November at the KICC COMESA grounds and the top three candidates will be the winners for an all-expense paid trip to China for a week of training at the Beijing International Arts School in the month of December.
Here are the names of those who have qualified for the next round, set to happen on the 29thof October at the Kiambu Madaraka gardens:
|Arnold Gichuhi||Martin Nderitu|
|Patrick Jabia||David Odhiambo|
|Daniel Mburu||Eunice Nyambura|
|James Maina||Joseph Ngaruiya|
|Gerald Wambugu||Collins Njonge|
|Alex Kiarie||Alexs Wanda|
|Alex Kibathi||Jeff Mwangi|
|Kennedy Munoru||Andy Matheya|
|Mary Mugure||Beth Kimeo|
|Joseph Ngachia||Beth Njoki|