Stone’s Taekwondo goes nationwide

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STONE’s Taekwondo Academy is aiming to promote the sport in towns and rural communities around Papua New Guinea.
Stone’s Taekwondo will promote its community initiative “Stay Strong – Kick Drugs out of PNG”.
With the 7th PNG Games in Kimbe deferred to March next year, master Jamuga Stone and his senior instructors will be travelling to the provinces to help provincial teams in their preparations.
Known as Team Stone, master Stone and his team plan on teaching provincial teams the latest tournament sparring styles and traditional taekwondo techniques.
This is aimed at lifting the standard of fitness and skill levels in the athletes, pushing the tournament at the PNG Games to the next level.
“We’re initiating this because Taekwondo PNG is not doing much for the code in the country,” Stone said. “Taekwondo PNG has lost focus and direction.”
Stone said he was determined to help other provincial teams in preparation for the PNG Games.
The first leg of the tour is in Goroka from the Sept 26-30, concluding with the Goroka Open from Oct 1-2.
This will be followed by Namatanai from the Oct 10-14, and Kimbe from Oct 17-21.
Other centres on the schedule are Alotau, Kiunga and Madang.
Stone thanked Talasea MP Francis Marus and Namatanai MP Byron Chan for their sponsorship of the two training seminars.
Stone urged provincial sports offices and local politicians back the intiative.
For details, Stone can be contacted on mobile 79725922/75467220 or email:stonejamuga@yhoo.com

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