The following kickboxers from Academy of Self Defence (ASD) Fight Club have won two Gold Medals and four Silver Medals at the WAKO Nepal International Kickboxing Championship-2019 held at Indoor Stadium, Dasarath Rangasala, Kathmandu, Nepal, from June 1 to 4:
H.M. Srihari – Gold in Light Contact and Silver in Point Fighting; M. Srivatsav – Gold in Low Kick; M.N. Thejas – Silver in Light Contact; Suhas – Silver in Low Kick; A. Ranjith – Silver in Low Kick.
Srihari, hailing from Holenarasipur in Hassan, is a final year engineering student at Maharaja Institute of Technology (MIT). Srivatsav is a student of Vidyavardhaka Engineering College. Tejas has completed degree from Cauvery Educational Institutions. Suhas is a student of SBRR Mahajana FGC. Ranjit is a painter.
The five players were selected for the International Championship after winning at the National-level Championship held in March in Pune.
ASD Coach Harsha Shankar has effectively trained the young kick-boxers.
In this International event, WAKO India (Team India) took part with a strong 54 Members Contingent and secured 1st Place in Medal Tally with 38 Gold Medals, 14 Silver Medals & nine Bronze Medals.