Hip-Hop Chess Federation Announces Live the Game
After School Mentoring and Anti-Bullying Classes
HHCF Teaches Anti-bullying Classes and Life Strategies with Chess and Hip-Hop
June 25th 2011, Fremont, CA– The Hip-Hop Chess Federation (HHCF) is proud to announce its Founder and Directors will be hosting Live the Game classes. The six week course will focus on teaching youth the connections between chess, life strategies and staying focused on their personal goals and dealing with various aspects of bullying. They will also be given an outline of self defense Bullyproof basics.
“The culture of bullying in America has spun out of control and Live the Game is our response” stated Adisa Banjoko, founder of the HHCF. “Kids from K-12 will first be given a foundation to believe in their ability to make sound decisions through chess. By fusing chess strategies with the best examples of positive rap lyrics in Slick Ricks “A Children’s Story” or Nas “I Know I Can” we will talk about the importance of self discipline, non-violence and a serious work ethic. Each class will conclude observing various verbal and physical cues that are associated with bullying and options on how to de-escalate the situation and stay safe.”
Live the Game classes will begin August 9th 2011 in conjunction with RAW Talents Group at 37428 Centralmont Place in Fremont, CA. The six week course will meet every Tuesday from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM. Each enrolled kid will be given a copy of chess icon Josh Waitzkin’s The Art of Learning to study. The final class will have a graduation ceremony where each student will get a certificate of completion.
ABOUT HHCF: The HHCF is the worlds first organization to fuse music, chess and martial arts to promote unity, strategy and non-violence. The HHCF currently operate out of the San Francisco Bay Area and Romania ( Yunus Ionut). They have hosted events that have included RZA and GZA from Wu-Tang Clan, Josh Waitzkin, Ryron Gracie, Rener Gracie, Ralek Gracie, author Marylin Yalom, Immortal Technique, Conscious Daughters, Def Poet Amir Sulaiman, DJ Pam The Funkstress, T-Kash, Daaim Shabazz, Casual, Opio and Tajai of Hieroglyphics, Zion I, Balance, Rakaa Iriscience, DJ QBert and Nancy Cartwright (the voice of Bart Simpson).