TAEKWONDO: As the 11th All Africa Games, AAG, in Congo Brazzaville draws nearer, the Nigeria Taekwondo Federation, NTF, is organising a one-day training seminar for its athletes.
NTF President, George Ashiru said in a Press Release that he will be the personal instructor at the one-day seminar, which will hold at Business Club, Ikeja Fitness Centre in Lagos on Saturday 27 June.
Ashiru also disclosed that Nigeria’s current national champions are expected to attend the six-hour programme of physical and competition training as well as motivational talks.
Ashiru, who was pioneer Nigerian Welterweight Champion and was part of the historic first national Taekwondo team to the 4th All Africa Games in Nairobi Kenya in 1987, with a team of 7 young men won 3 Gold, 1 Silver and 1 bronze medal, a feat that has yet to be surpassed by subsequent national teams to various All Africa Games since. He will bring his experience as an athlete to fore during the training exercise.
As the first former international champion to become the national President for Taekwondo, Ashiru hopes to bring the 1987 spirit back to 2015 by building on their superlative commonwealth championship of 2014, which produced an unprecedented 10 medals including 4 gold medals.
The release added that the seminar hopes to inspire the current national team to produce a record breaking performance at the Brazzaville games coming up in September.