Volunteers preach taekwondo gospel

Four Korean volunteer students from the World Taekwondo Peace Corp (TPC) are in the country to preach the gospel of becoming popular martial art experts.

Master Sung-hwan Lee, left, with Tevita Korovou, head of RFMF martial arts academy and Pita Ramasima, chief instructor Taekowndo, right.


The four were selected from top universities in Korea. They arrived two weeks ago and would be in the country until the end of the month.

Renowned Korean taekwondo master in Fiji, Master Sung-hwan Lee would assist the four in holding workshops to impart the skills of taekwondo around the country.

Master Lee said the Fiji Taekwondo Association would use the clinic to polish the skills of their medal hopefuls in the upcoming Pacific Games.

“These volunteers are well-qualified instructors and their knowledge on taekwondo will be a great help to the national team hopefuls,” Master Lee said.

The volunteers would cover two sessions from 10am-12midday (at the Reverend Tuvasu Hall, RFMF camp in Nabua) and 4pm-7pm at the Civic Centre in Suva until February 25.

RFMF chief taekwondo instructor Pita Ramasima said he noticed changes in his students since the start of the training last week.

“There is a big change in our students’ attitude towards taekwondo though whatever we learn in our daily drills is similar to what they teach,” he said.

“The four are specialists from each of the major components in taekwondo which includes sparring, demonstration, training (physical) and poomse (basic techniques).”

Master Lee said plans are progressing to bring another batch of volunteers in June to help the national side prepare for the regional meet.

The TPC members have encouraged cultural exchanges and helped overcome national boundaries through the taekwondo spirits, love for friendship, humanity and peace.



By: The Fiji Times

masTaekwondo Team







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