Movie stars & 500 Martial Arts students pledge to protect women on Bruce Lee's 73rd Birth Anniversary
Mumbai.Chitah JKD Global Sports Federation celebrated martial artist Bruce Lee's 73rd Birth Anniversary Event on the 27th Nov 2013 at Andheri Sports Complex, Andheri(w), Mumbai by Chitah Yagnesh Shetty, Founder - Director - Chitah JKD Global Sports Federation..The annual National Championship Tournament for martial arts was also held on the day. 500 martial arts competitors and movie celebrities joined together to take a pledge against bullying and to protect weak women.
Celebrities who attended the event were Chitah JKD Global Sports Federation and Bollywood martial Arts traine Chitah Yagnesh Shetty, Tamil and Telgu film Actress Tanisha Singh, Director Deepak Balraj Vij his wife actress Kishori Shahane, Hindi and Marathi Actress & big writer Ram Kelkar's daughter Manisha Kelkar, Gujrati film Actress Ekta Jain, Actor Sahil Khan, Actor Biswajit Pradhan, Director Anand Kumar (Zila Gaziabad) fame and Actress Claudia Ciesla.
"We initiated this mission way back in 1980 albeit on a small scale. The passing of each year and the ever growing popularity of his martial art technique “Chitah Jeet Kune Do” has motivated us to honor our idol by celebrating his birth anniversary on a large scale year after year. The participation of students, stars, media, corporate houses and many individuals kept the series alive and made this celebration a grand success. Let’s hope to see many more celebrations of this kind which not only honors one of the greatest men this world has seen but also inculcates values like discipline, focus and dedication in generations today and tomorrow," says Chitah Yagnesh Shetty, Founder - Director - Chitah JKD Global Sports Federation.
The theme of 73rd birth anniversary of SIJO BRUCE LEE is to ‘I PLEDGE TO PROTECT” weak, woman, world. "We have trained almost 50,000 women in Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh,Uttar Pradesh,Delhi,Andhra Pradesh, Uttarakand, still going on in other parts of India. There will be more than 500 instructors attending the celebration on 27th national tournament. We will be honouring the instructors those who has taken time to women empowerment and training programe. Our chitah jkd has trained special needs children and educated street children by training and telling them about good healthy living. We have also trained senior citizens. We will be having some celebrities to encourage our program 'I PLEDGE TO PROTECT,' Yagnesh added.
Bruce Lee’s daughter Ms. Shannon Lee appreciated Chitah Yagnesh Shetty personally when he celebrated Bruce Lee’s birth anniversary last year.
Chitah Jeet Kune Do has been listed by National Sports Authority and has affiliations from International Jeet kune do Bangkok,International Martial art and Boxing academy -Torrance - USA,, Javed khan Fighting Academy - USA, Shaolin Kung fu - Cyprus,SB Academy - Durban - South Africa, Empty hand Combat - Idaho - USA, and Karate-Do Federation and Olympic Association of India. CHITAH JEET KUNE DO is being learnt by students in more than 122 centers with 33 state bodies with an ever increasing strength of young aspirants.