Taekwondo: Korean centre trains Abuja residents on self-defence


Grunts, panting, wheezing were some of the sounds that emanated from the vast training room at the Korean Cultural Centre, Abuja as over 70 adults took lessons in Taekwondo, a defensive martial art.

There were about seven smartly knitted ‘masters’ of taekwondo, who took the adults, a few of them over forty, on basic defence moves to escape physical attacks and also to defend loved ones under attack.

Taekwondo, Tae Kwon Do or Taekwon-Do is a Korean martial art, characterised by its emphasis on head-height kicks, jumping and spinning kicks, and fast kicking techniques.

The organisers said the aim of the event was to introduce the defensive arts to Abuja residents in the midst of attacks on them by pick-pockets, armed robbers and kidnappers in the capital city.

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