Yujin Jung, one of the Korean Tae-kwon-do trainers who has been in Uganda since last month has said she is very impressed with the abundant talent in the country.
Yujin Jung, one of the Korean Tae-kwon-do trainers who has been in Uganda since last month, has said she is very impressed with the abundant talent in the country.
Speaking to Uganda Radio Network on Tuesday night during their send-off at the Luzira Prisons Hall, Jung said although they were surprised to find poor Tae-kwon-do facilities in Uganda, they were very impressed with the abundant talent. “The country has people with talent in the sport and they are very passionate about it despite the poor facilities,” said Jung.
After the four trainers abandoning coaching last Friday because of fear of the Ebola virus outbreak in some parts of Uganda, they decided to totally call off the trip and return to Korea. The four experts left this Wednesday morning.
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She explained that even if Ebola is far from Kampala, they thought it wise to stay away from trouble. Asked if they would like to come back to impart Tae-kwon-do knowledge to Ugandans, she said they will be ready to return.
Simon Peter Komakech, Secretary Uganda Tae-kwon-do Federation (UTF) told the 47 participants who were present that they have to go out in their clubs and impart more knowledge. He said the training had attracted participants from UPDF, Luzira Club, Paidha, Lira Main, New Lira, Flying Heroes (Lira), Red Scorpions (Lira), Aleptong, Jinja Club and Mbarara Club.
The OC Barracks and Security Luzira Prisons, Godfrey Komakech thanked the trainers for the good work done and asked the participants to be disciplined. Komakech was saddened that the Ebola problem had forced the trainers to cut the training short but was glad for the three weeks training and knowledge they were able to pass on.
The four trainers Lee Yeongmin, Jeon Hyejeong, Yujin Jung and Moon Myounggyun were sent by the World Tae-kwon-do Federation (WTF) under the invitation of UTF President Rogers Hans Ddungu.
One of the women participants Brenda Masinde said she gained a lot from the training and will impart it to Prisons Club.
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