By Hindustan Times
MUMBAI, Oct. 30 -- Akshay Kumar has a black belt in Taekwondo. He's also studied martial arts in Bangkok and followed it up with Muay Thai lessons. It's no wonder then that the actor started his own martial arts tournament a few years ago.
Now, as the Akshay Kumar International Invitational JudoKarate Championship enters its fourth year, we've heard that he's investing even more time and money into this venture - the latter being pegged at a reported R3 crore.
"The championship is very close to Akshay's heart. Since he started his career with karate and martial arts, he doesn't mind spending the money if he has the wherewithal to do it. Also, in a country where the entire focus is on cricket, this is his way of popularising karate and giving people from the hinterlands a