From Thursday, 5 to Saturday, 7 July, Nanbudokas from the CEMAC zone and Burundi will display their mastery of katas and combat techniques in Nanbudo at the second CEMAC Nanbudo Tournament to be hosted at the Yaounde Sports Complex.

The ultimate goal of athletes from Cameroon, Chad, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Central Africa Republic, Congo and Burundi (guest) will be to dethrone defending champions Cameroon of their title won (9 gold, 2 bronze medals) in Chad in 2016.

Like the other competitors, Nanbudo Lions and Lionesses have for the past three weeks been training relentlessly at the National Institute of Youth and Sports (INJS) not only to retain the crown, but also to confirm their supremacy as Nanbudo giants in the Sub-Region.

Mboumi Nestor, Captain of the Nanbudo team, in an interview below says Cameroon’s record in the martial art discipline doesn’t make them outright winners. The tourney, according to Clovis Tchamabo, PRO of the Nanbudo Federation, is out to strengthen relations between CEMAC States.