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Nigeria: Chukwumerije holds taekwondo tournament for children in Abuja

Nigeria: Chukwumerije holds taekwondo tournament for children in Abuja

Nigeria

Nigerian taekwondo, star Chika Chukwumerije organized a tournament in taekwondo for children in the capital, Abuja.

Taekwondists from twelve states participated at the third edition of the Chika Chukwumerije Sports Foundation (CCSF) Prix series 3.

The Prix series seeks to develop athletes, coaches, and referees from the grassroots.

In a good Dojan (Taekwondo school) they always teach you to be disciplined. That discipline is carried outside the sport to education.

“If a guy wants to try anything funny, I can defend myself. And if I’m walking on the street and somebody wants to get my bag, I can easily defend myself. That’s why I do Taekwondo because of self-defence” said Terna Shaahu, Taekwondist.

A game brought together Athletes, coaches and referees of various classes in a competition. This third edition saw the participation of more than 120 athletes from across the country, in different categories.

The heavy weight champion said taekwondo teaches children self-confidence and helps to develop the discipline required to study and to become responsible adults.

“In a good Dojan (Taekwondo school) they always teach you to be disciplined. That discipline is carried outside the sport to education. They can study for longer hours. They can conform to the rules of society to make them responsible. Of course confidence. In the Dojan you are constantly taught to confront your challenges,” said Chika Chukwumerije, Taekwondo heavy weight champion.

Since, 3 years ago, Taekwondists have organized the Championships at the national scale at the CHIKA Chukwumerije Sports Foundation (RSCC) 3.

Over 120 grassroots athletes from Zamfara, Plateau, Ogun, Niger, Kebbi, Edo, Delta, Cross River, Borno, Benue, Abia and host state, Abuja competed for the total prize money of N18M (about $5000) as well as medals and certificates for all medal winners.

The CCSF Prix series also uses a unique ranking system.

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