Locals made their way to Eagle Hall in Athlone, Cape Town on Sunday afternoon for the much-awaited book launch of ‘KUNGFU, My Journey, The History’ by Cape Town-born kungfu legend Muhammad Junaid Chafeker.
More than 100 people attended the book launch
Chafeker from Goodwood is a five times gold medalist and a kungfu world martial arts champion. His first book, launched just weeks after his mother’s passing, highlights his personal journey as a young boy from Cape Town who take off for training in China, and soon after becoming a champion.
The book also details his journey traveling across China to conduct research on the history of Islam. A few chapters in the book detail the resilience of the Hui and all ethnic minorities across the mainland that etched their part in the history of Islam in China.
Chafeker said he hopes the book inspires youth in the country to make the right choices and to go on to become the best version of themselves. He continues to teach the art of kungfu to youth from various disadvantaged communities across the Western Cape and South Africa. The classes offered at no cost has been ongoing for the past three years, seeing several poor children embark on a journey with him to China to compete in kungfu tournaments.
Limited copies of the book is available
While Chafeker promised to offer free self-defense workshops to females across Cape Town, he told the public that his first book is dedicated to his mother Salma Chafeker who passed away on 25 August. He said she was his major source of inspiration in his life and was a community activist assisting many, and a true voice for the voiceless.
Limited copies of the book can be obtained directly from The M.J.Li Kungfu Foundation at R150 per copy. Chefeker added that he is excited to launch his book in Port Elizebeth, Johannesburg and Pretoria over the next month. For more information, email email@example.com or call Salma Natalie Doran on 081 711 1211. (Deen Times)