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The Principality has ranked honourably at the Shorinji Kempo World Championships, which was held in San Mateo, California, and was among one of 22 nations represented by a team.
World meetings of Shorinji Kempo, a modern day Kung Fu, are traditionally dominated by Asian representatives, and this earlier this month was no exception: out of 24 categories, 18 were won by the Japanese and six by the Indonesians.
Unfortunately, Stéphane Gastaldy and Junichi Muraki, the defending vice-champions of France, lost their competition due to postoperative complications. In spite of this, the tandem scored 8.2/10, reaching 7th out of 14 behind three Japanese teams and the first Indonesians.
A man who knows the difference between the codified fights for competition and genuine self-defence is Frank Baldet. The Monegasque technical director remains committed to the primary goal of Shorinji Kempo: never lose a fight. In front of a jury of Japanese Masters gathered for the occasion, Frank Baldet obtained the rare level of 7th Dan (a post-black belt ranking).
It’s now official: the highest-ranking officer in Europe teaches Shorinji Kempo in Monaco.
Thierry Neuville has snatched victory from Toyota’s defending champ Sebastien Ogier in the 2020 World Rally Championship season-opening Monte-Carlo Rally which ended Sunday.
New head coach Robert Moreno is under pressure after Saturday’s 1-3 loss and has conceded that his team needs to “work hard to learn about defence in particular”.
He is undoubtedly Monaco’s man of the moment, and now fans of Charles Leclerc will be given their very own grandstands for both the Monaco and France Formula One Grand Prix.
AS Monaco has stealthily made their way into the knockout stages of the Coupe de France after their decisive 3-1 win against Saint Pryvé-Saint Hilaire in Orleans on Monday night.