By Marianne Curtis
For the first time in twelve years the Ile Des Chenes Taekwondo Association in hosting an inter-academy championship event. The one day competition is taking place October 20 starting 10AM at the TransCanadaCenter in Ile Des Chenes.
According to Brenda Dufault, with the Ile Des Chenes Taekwondo Association, Kangs has been operating a branch in Ile Des Chenes since 1990 providing the community with “excellent programs enjoyed by all ages”.
“This is the first time we are hosting the Inter-Academy Championships so we are looking forward to welcoming competitors and spectators from all over Manitoba to our community,” stated Dufault. “We are really excited about this.”
Taekwondo helps to increase self- discipline, develop self-defence, build a positive attitude and is an excellent way to good physical condition and weight control, she added.
“Ultimately, training in this sport improves ones overall condition and prolongs good health,” explained Dufault. “We are hoping to make this year’s event a huge success and to achieve that we need everyone’s support.”
The Ile Des Chenes Taekwondo Association meets Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the EcoleIleDesChenesSchool gym. The group trains members ranging from the age of five to fifty-five.
The group is taught by six different instructors including Master Bill Tam. He is assisted by Master Kristy Tam, Master Sean Tam, Master Philip Jackson, Cathy Jackson, Jason Barnabe and Eric Cuillerier.
Classes take place Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the Ecole Ile Des Chenes School gym.