Karate To Be Included In The SEA Games!

For the sake of Malaysia Sabah will be neglecting a great chance to bring gold medals home from Southeast Asia games which will be organized between June 5-16, 2015 in Singapore.

Subsequent to SEA Games Federation Council and neighboring organizing committee declared that the number of sports will be restricted to 36, exiting out karate, as several complaints has emerged from states, associations and countries.

In the view of Loh Beng Hooi, the Association President of karate Koi KK Sabah, it is not understandable as to why karate is not being included by the organizers into the sports events. A number of country’s karate federations and Asian Karate Federations are supporting the inclusion of martial arts in the sports.

Malaysia will loose a great occasion to take gold medal home, if karate is not included in next year’s sea games because they are expert in the field of karate.

Also the Sabahan Karatekas have the capability of bringing gold medals home but with the decision of sea games organizers to exclude karate in the next year, it is thought by Loh that this will be a huge loss for them and also for the country when spoken to, here yesterday.

Loh uttered that many Sabahan Karatekas have engrossed themselves in the National Team to support Malaysia on worldwide phase comprising the SEA games which would include Ricky Leong and Kata Virtuoso. Malaysia, like the others are continuously requesting the SEA Game organizers to count in Karate in the game list and have kept hopes that this will be taken into consideration by the next year.

The Sabahan Karatekas still will be involved with the 22nd world championship, Bremen 2014 on 5th-9th of November in Germany with several other international events and also the 2014 Asian Karatedo championship, even without being a part of sea games.