Ben Ezechime, Enugu
The Police Campaign Against Cultism And Other Vices (POCACOV), a police advocacy group, has lauded Enugu Taekwondo School for engaging and training children in taekwondo during the long school vocation.
The National Coordinator of POCACOV, CSP Ebere Amaraizu, gave the commendation in Enugu on Monday while speaking to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the gains of the month-long training.
The month-long taekwondo training activity, which took place between Aug. 11 and Sept. 14, was for boys and girls between the ages of four and sixteen.
It was held at the indoor sports hall complex, Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu.
Amaraizu, who also is an Olympic Sports Administrator, lauded the efforts of Taekwondo Grandmaster, Dennis Ani, and his crew, on impacting on the children and youths on the essence of taekwondo as a sports and self-defence mechanism.
He appreciated the state taekwondo board for the continual support and willingness to work with POCACOV in order to make our children and youths better for a functional Community.
According to him, taekwondo as a sports and self-defence mechanism will surely strengthen these children and youths’ resilience to positive coping skills.
“Imbibing taekwondo tenets and values will make it difficult to yield to pressures of recruitment into membership of Organised Criminal Groups (OCGs), unlawful societies as well as other forms of vices among others.
“The long vacation taekwondo camp for children and youths was a good one.
“The training will give them speed, endurance and strength to sustain their coping skills and they are good to go,” he said.
Amaraizu said that POCACOV would be part of the upcoming 3rd Edition of Enugu State Taekwondo Poomsae Championship for children and youths around November, 2023.
He noted that the championship would help in the children and youths grading and promotion to various taekwondo belt statutes.