Malawi will host a 10-day taekwondo international seminar in Blantyre from next Tuesday.
Twenty representative from various taekwondo associations across the world are expected to attend the seminar with grand master Byoung Ho-Lee from South Korea as facilitator, according to Malawi Taekwondo national coordinator Lovemore Masinga,
“This is an important event as far as taekwondo sport is concerned in the country. Right now, Lesotho and Zimbabwe participants are already in,” he said.
Masinga said the event will accord representatives a chance to share experiences and ideas.
The event is sponsored by Malawi Olympic Committee (MOC) with funding from International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Mzuzu Taekwando Club coach Taipeni Kamanga said the event has come at a right time as they are heading to 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia.
“We require such events if the sport is to grow in the country. As a coach I will acquire necessary skills as we eye the 2018 Common Wealth Games in Australia,” he said.
Apart from information sharing among association representatives, Masinga said there will also be sports management training for taekwondo officials from across the country. n