Taekwondo game has been described as a veritable tool to be used for child development and safety.
This was made known by the Enugu State chairman of Taekwondo Association CSP, Ebere Amaraizu on the 1st of February, 2020 during his visit to the taekwondo kiddies training session at the Nnamdi Azikiwe stadium to find out the level and development of the kiddies programme of the Enugu state Taekwondo Association.
According to Amaraizu who’s also the National coordinator of Police Campaign Against Cultism and Other Vices (POCACOV); the initiative of IGP Mohammed Abubakar ADAMU, the game is a veritable tool for child upbringing and safety in view of its accrued benefits drawn from the tenets of taekwondo which includes Integrity, survival skills, self control ,perseverance, hard-work,honesty, self defense amongst others.
Amaraizu also disclosed that POCACOV is already collaborating with the Enugu state taekwondo Association, ministries of education, youth and sports, and other relevant partners to drive home the message of POCACOV using the game to our school pupils and children for the purpose of catching them young and protecting them from the influence of bad associates and for them to discover their sporting potentials as applicable in the game.
He appreciated the taekwondo team of coaches and the association for their never say die spirit and ability to put in their best on daily basis to see the good turn around of our children who are the leaders of tomorrow.
Amaraizu also used the occasion to ask the children some questions on what the game is all about and what they have learnt so far. The kids recited the taekwondo tenets and promised to uphold them.
No fewer than four hundred children attended the training session; an indication that many parents are beginning to understand that the game has a great positive impact in the lives of their wards.