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Army to Introduce Teakwondo Martial Art to Jaffna
[Updated :: 2011-08-16 16:08:31 Hours]

A grand show to introduce Teakwondo as a martial art to Jaffna youths took place at the Durayappah stadium last Sunday (14) with participation of distinguished guests and a large crowd of school children.

Players of Sri Lanka Army Teakwondo Association and Korean teakwondo instructors who volunteered to assist the local organizers to promote this martial art in Sri Lanka presented their talents in self defence, power breaking and other techniques of teakwondo, the only martial art included in the Olympic Games.

Commander Security Forces - Jaffna (SF-J) Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe attended the inauguration ceremony as Chief Guest. Mayoress Jaffna Mrs. Y. Pathgunarasa, Additional Provincial Director of Education Mr. V.T. Selvaratnam and a host distinguished guests witness the show.
The main event was followed by a one day teakwondo training session conducted for Jaffna students by Sri Lanka Army and Korean instructors at the same venue. Nearly 300 school boys and girls attended the programme organized by the Sri Lanka Army Teakwondo Association with guidance of its chairman and also vice chairman of National Taekwondo Association Brigadier B.C.J.A.F. Rodrigo.

Army teakwondo players had earlier been conducting training sessions for Jaffna youths and school children at Durayappah stadium.

A Teakwondo Club for Jaffna youths will be started by the Army in near future.


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