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Hip Hop Chess Federation

UNION CITY, CA. The Hip Hop Chess Federation utilizes chess, martial arts and hip-hop to unify people from multiple cultural, religious and social backgrounds in low-income communities. Adisa Banjoko, the founder of the Hip Hop Chess Federation, has been bringing The Art of Learning into his programs with enormous success.

In October of 2008, Josh Waitzkin joined such chess lovers, martial artists and rappers as RZA, GZA, Rugged Monk, Rhymefest, Roxanne Shante, Immortal Technique, and Ralek Gracie for a day of chess, gaming, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competition at the organization’s 2nd Annual Chess Kings Invitational in San Francisco, California.

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