President of Dynamite Fighting Championship (DFC) Africa, Henry George said DFC will exploit the fan base of martial arts in Nigeria to teach the reality of creating home grown heroes, stressing that they believe it’s time for the real sports heroes to be superstars.
George who doubles as the President of Nigeria Mixed Martial Arts Federation (NMMAF) told ACLSports.com that youths need to be taught virtues and must know the need to be a legend than being a warrior.
He said, “Through our entertainment championship format, we will drive the message of the essence, traditions, and values of martial arts which are integrity, humility, courage, respect, fearlessness, discipline, work ethic, and honour”.
“DFC Africa understands the position of mixed martial arts in Africa, which for real has not gained mainstream audience”.
The former national kunfu champion noted that their focus will be to show their potential to the youths in order to inspire them.
He added that seeing role models who overcame limiting odds like poverty, growing in the midst of agitating lifestyle of the today’s youths.
“Martial Arts in Africa over the years is agreed to be successful, with masters teaching what is said in karate as the jitsu and also the DO, which gave birth to great personalities that, frankly, are referred as ‘Men of Honour‘ in our society today, changing lives in different fields.”
“Overcoming all this to become champions, this is the true power of martial arts, and that is what DFC Africa stands for. Our audience is 45% female, 55%male, 80% of our viewers who are within the 18-38 years old demographic, are graduates”, the world Karate gold medalist.