About FADAM

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FADAM (Festival Africain Des Arts Martiaux) is the only international Open for martial arts in the world. It was founded in 2017 by Master Dominique SAATENANG, known as the "African Bruce Lee". It is produced by the International Shaolin Black and White Association. The first edition of FADAM took place in 2018 in Cameroon. FADAM takes place every other year in an African country and aims to promote martial arts as well as African talent and culture.

Photo of Master Dominique Saatenang in traditionnal outfit

Master Dominique SAATENANG, president and founder of FADAM, is the first African in history to have entered the Shaolin Temple in China. He is an Ambassador of the Shaolin Temple since 2011. He is also a former World Kung Fu Champion.

Through FADAM, he fulfils his ambition to allow African youth to showcase their talents and compete with the best athletes in the world. He has created the first competition bringing together all martial arts disciplines in a single international event.

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The FADAM Organising Committee is composed of a technical committee of martial arts experts, several specialised commissions in each field, and a local committee responsible for organising the festival on site.

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