Ukhrul: In a proud moment for the people of Manipur and Tangkhul community in the field of sports, a five dan black belt Shimayon Ningshen and his student Themreichan Khansu clinched gold medal in the recently concluded 7th National Kung-Fu Championship 2022. Shimayon Ningshen and his student, Themreichan, a green belt holder, won gold in Open Taolu and under 19 full contact in 50-55 Kg category.
The event was organised by Kung-Fu Sports Committee, Gujarat and supported by Buddhist Kung-Fu Federation of India, the three-day long competition was held in Gujarat from November 25-27, 2022.
Master Shimayon Ningshen told Ukhrul Times on Friday that Themreichan enrolled in his Mumbai based martial arts academy this year. “He was hard working and had strong penchant to improve himself.”
Themreichan Khansu, 18, son of Jacob Khansu is a resident of Chingjaroi khullen village in Manipur’s remote north of Ukhrul district. He had won four gold medals in different competitions held this year.
In the 14th All Mumbai Suburban Wushu Championships 2022, he bagged gold and was also adjudged best fighter, while in the 20th International Sports Jeet Kune Do Championship 2022 held in Mumbai and in the 5th National Level Ancient Martial Arts All Styles Martial Championship 2022 held in Mumbai on 25 September last he clinched gold medal.
A known face among the bollywood celebrities and a man who had shine and trained scores of students at his academy, Shimayon Ningshen who had bagged gold medal 17 times in his professional career so far had yet again secured gold medal in Open Taolu event held at Gujarat’s Surat in the 7th National Kung fu Championships 2022.
Shimayon Ningshen S/o late Ringai Ningshen is a resident of east Tusom village under Phungyar sub-division in kamjong district.
He had participated in various international, nationals and state level competition.
To his credit, he was a 17 times gold medallists; declared best national fighters three times, one time best discipline player, bagged silver medal five times and had won bronze medal six times.
Ningshen achieved his five dan black belt title from Jeet Kune Do Federation of India.