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Tae kwon do interest soars high

Maikeli Seru
Friday, December 01, 2017

TAE KWON DO following in Fiji is reaching new heights.

On Saturday, the 5th Korean Ambassador's Cup Taekwondo Championship at Kshatriya Hall, Suva, will see most of the followers of the martial arts competing.

It is an annual competition bringing together members of the security forces, children and adults.

"The championship was initiated by the Korean Embassy in 2013 to nurture tae kwon do talents in Fiji and the region," Korean Embassy deputy chief of mission, Jeong-yeol Kwak said.

"Tae kwon do is a traditional Korean martial art and an official Olympic event. Tae kwon do consists of the hanja tae meaning to stomp or trample, kwon (the fist), and do meaning the way or discipline. Tae kwon do is characterised by its emphasis on head-height kicks, jumping and spinning kicks, and fast kicking techniques. It also highlights the importance of learning discipline while practising tae kwon do."

The competition will feature two categories, the sparring and poomsae (a series of attacking and defensive movements against an imaginary opponent).

"This event aims to elevate Fiji's tae kwon do practitioners' skills and contribute to foster future Olympic medallists of Fiji."

It starts at 10am.

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