Good Morning America Weekend feature on Hip-Hop Chess Sunday, Feb. 8th

Hip-Hop Chess Federation Presents FREE ALL AGES EVENT Mind Over Matter II: RZA, Rakaa, Traxamillion, Casual & Amir SulaimanGather for Chess & Martial Arts Exhibition

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 held 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. Sunday February 8th 2009, the HHCF will be featured on Good Morning America Weekend. The story will revolve around their outreach to troubled youth and features RZA (Wu-Tang Clan/ Afro Samurai) and rap producer Traxamilion.

Mind Over Matter II will feature a celebrity chess tournament with recording Artist RZA (American Gangster, Afro-Samari and Wu-Tang Clan), Rakaa, of Dilated Peoples, Award Winning Rap Producer Traxamillion, Casual from Hieroglyphics and Amir Sulaiman.

A celebrity Life Strategies panel will highlight the foundations of successful life strategies. 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 and others.

“In these times it’s 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. ” The HHCF is always need need of sponsors to keep making events like Mind Over Matter II happen. 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.”


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