to Introduce Teakwondo Martial Art to Jaffna
:: 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
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.
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
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.
players had earlier been conducting training sessions for Jaffna
youths and school children at Durayappah stadium.
Club for Jaffna youths will be started by the Army in near future.