Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Taekwondo coach course begins


A four-day State Level State Level Taekwondo Coach Certificate Course organised by Nagaland Taekwondo Association (NTA) began at Pele Khezhie Indoor Stadium, Ruziezou, here on Tuesday.
In a brief remark during the inaugural, NTA president, Pele Khezhie said the course was designed to enhance the skill level of taekwondo players in the State.
Expressing regret over the pandemic situation which have hampered all activities in the past two years and have also affected members of the taekwondo family, Khezhie, however thanked the Almighty for helping everyone pull through the hard times.
Exhorting the gathered taekwondo players, he said many of them were teachers and masters at various institutions and therefore the course would help them reach higher levels.
He instructed them to be confident of what they have learned so far, all the while make sure that they enhance their knowledge through the training.
He pointed out that taekwondo practice had been growing over the recent past which was not the case when they initially started 30 years ago.
He said the sport was one such where discipline and respect to seniors was taken at a much higher level than any other discipline.
“I want you all to be ambassadors of the sport and set good examples for others to follow not just in the discipline of the game but even in your other conducts,” Khezhie said.
With the recent development of the sport which was now being taught at many institutions across the State, he observed that the course comes at a right time as the need for more certified trainers was on the rise.
Calling on the players to take care of the facilities they were been provided with, he urged them to have a sense of ownership and make the best use of it.
He disclosed that almost 90 percent of the stadium was completed after which championships will be hosted there and also a sports academy at the venue was in the pipeline. In this regard, he urged for the support of the members.
Four senior masters including Theja Keretsü, (black belt 5th Dan), Visobeiu Peseyie (black belt 3rd Dan), T Alem Aier (black belt 3rd Dan) and Moon Thapa, (black belt 4th Dan) will be the instructors during the course.
A total of 41 players including 8 women and 33 men have arrived from all over the State for the course.


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