Siliguri, June 29(ANI): The West Bengal Kickboxing Association is promoting kickboxing, one of the most popular forms of martial arts, among teenagers, to train them for competing on the international level.
The association is also organizing a kickboxing championship in Siliguri.
"From Darjeeling to Midnapore, everywhere the game is developing at a rapid pace with players of boxing, taekwondo, and karate are coming into kickboxing because it is one of the very popular combative martial arts form," said Montu Das, Secretary General of West Bengal Kickboxing Association.
According to Das, participation at the international level will boost the talent of youngsters.
Meanwhile, students participating in the championship said that it would help them enhance their skills.
"It is great that the Commonwealth Games are coming up and we can hope that some of the participants from here can perform over there and bring some medals to make Bengal proud and the West Bengal government is supporting us by organising such competitions," said Raman Aggarwal, a participant. (ANI)