Hip-Hop Chess Federation Announces Mind Over Matter II
RZA, Rakaa, Traxamillion, Casual & Amir Sulaiman Gather for Chess & Martial Arts Exhibition in San Francisco
February 4, 2009 San Francisco, CA – The Hip-Hop Chess Federation (HHCF) is proud to announce that they will be a hosting a FREE all ages event called Mind Over Matter II. This popular chess and martial arts exhibition will be hold on Feb 28th 2009 at John O’Connell High School in San Francisco. The HHCF is a non-profit organization that fuses music, chess and martial arts to promote unity, strategy and non-violence. Mind Over Matter II takes place at 2355 Folsom Street @ 19th from 11 AM to 5 PM in San Francisco.
The days events include a celebrity chess tournament with RZA from such projects as American Gangster, Afro-Samari and Wu-Tang Clan, Rakaa from Dilated Peoples, award winning rap producer Traxamillion, Casual from Hieroglyphics and Amir Sulaiman. There will be a celebrity Life Strategies panel that will highlight the foundations of having a life strategy. Additionally there will gi and gi-less jiu jitsu exhibitions by Alan "Gumby" Marques from Heroes Martial Arts, Denny "300" Prokopos from 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu and rope dart master Don Kiolbassa among others. Past participants in HHCF events have included Josh Waitzkin, Eric Schiller, GZA from Wu-Tang Clan, DJ QBERT, Immortal Technique, Paris, Okwerdz, filmmaker Kevin Epps, T-KASH, Opio, San Quinn, Jay The Butcher, Sunspot Jonz, and MMA star Ralek Gracie among others.
"In these times its very important that that young people get a chance to learn directly from the stars and athletes on how to make good life choices" said HHCF CEO Adisa Banjoko. "We greatly appreciate the time these artists give to the young people. We look forward to a big crowd, banging beats and making major moves on the boards."
It is much harder for the people of action to purify their intentions than it is to execute any of their actions. – Ay-yub