Members of the Kinta District Taekwondo Association brought glory to Perak when they won five gold, six silver and six bronze medals at the National Self Defense Championship 2014 in Putrajaya recently.
Perak, led by Chief Instructor Khoo Bu Leong, performed outstandingly in the championship. SMJK Yuk Choy’s student Ivy Choo, who bagged four gold medals from a recent tournament in Hong Kong, won a gold and silver in the 1st Dan Black Belt category.
“After the Hong Kong tournament our students showed tremendous improvement. Those with 1st and 2nd Dan are doing well. However, we’re still lacking in the 3rd and 4th Dan categories,” said Khoo.
The association did equally well in the junior category. The Under-15 sparring event was won by Hong Chun Fei despite sustaining a leg injury. Minister of Youth and Sports, Khairy Jamaluddin was in attendance and supported the participants throughout the tournament.
The championship was organised by the Minister of Youth and Sports in conjunction with the Putrajaya Youth Festival 2014.