Martial Arts

17th International Kick-boxing Championships in Ohio, USA (2017).

The 2017 Arnold Sports Festival is around the corner and as usual is to take place in Columbus, Ohio, USA. The event will feature 18,000 athletes from 80 countries spanning across Australia, South America, Africa, Asia and Europe, competing in 70 sports and events.

The Uganda Martial Arts Federation in conjunction with Lukwago Fitness Center is sponsoring a Ugandan team to participate in the event. This team will specifically be involved with the International Kick-boxing Championships in the same event. A rigorous selection process produced the following individuals to participate in the championship in Ohio.

Lukwago Fitness Center has consistently sponsored many major events over the years in an effort to fulfil their committment to foster Ugandan sports in general. Other events sponsored by Lukwago Fitness Center include African Championship belt in 2016, Buildup Kickboxing championship in Zanzibar in 2016 and Mr Uganda in 2016 among others.

Martial arts are codified systems and traditions of combat practices, which are practiced for a variety of reasons: self-defense, competition, physical health and fitness, entertainment, as well as mental, physical, and spiritual development.