Friday, January 28, 2011

Karate Power Struggle

Singapore -- Seven clubs affiliated to Singapore karate's national association have been expelled, according to uk.eurosport.yahoo.com.

These clubs reportedly are affiliated with an organisation believed to challenge the authority of the official Singapore Karate-Do Federation (SKF).

A disciplinary committee claimed the other karate union is suspected to seek to "usurp the position of the SKF as the controlling body."

One fighter, who won bronze at the Indonesia Open in 2010 said: "It's unfair, we have trained very hard to reach a high level, and now we can't represent Singapore."

Oh well - politics...

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Long story... It is complicated, very complicated in fact; if you dwell into the details. If you clear the smoke and noises, you will notice that it is just personality and selfish differences between those in power (actually, only 1 monkey is involved) and those who are ousted.

Check on singaporekarate.blogspot.com and "Sg Karate" on Facebook. Another blog coming up with more juicy details...

Torbjorn Arntsen said...

Thanks for the update, and thanks for dropping by!