Bhopal, May 9 UNI | 3 months ago

A training camp for probable candidates for the selection of Indian Karate team -- to take part in the forthcoming Asian Championship to be organised in South Korea -- is underway in the Madhya Pradesh capital since April 20.

The training camp, which would conclude on May 10, is being organised by the Karate Association of India (KAI) with the cooperation of the Madhya Pradesh Karate Association.

'Thirty-two top players from the country are taking part in the camp. Two more training camps would be held before the Asian Championship. In the next camp, 16 players -- out of 32 -- would be provided training. Likewise, eight players would be selected for the final camp,' KAI General Secretary Bharat Sharma told reporters here.

Sports Authority of India (Jabalpur Centre) Coach Ratan Gambhir and Madhya Pradesh Martial Art Academy Coach Jaidev Sharma are serving as coaches for the national camp of Indian Karate team.

Earlier, Mr Sharma met the players undergoing training and informed them about the next camp.

(Posted on 10-05-2014)