LILLIAN Biriga and Sinedou Basinauro will be first young women in PNG to graduate with yellow belts after undergoing the combat taekwondo stage one programme under the PNG Taekwondo expert Jamuga Stone.
After joining up with the Stone Taekwondo martial arts programme, the duo went through some intense training for the past seven weeks before undergoing a grading test last Thursday at the Taurama Leisure Centre.
They proved their worth and came out in flying colours.
When asked how they felt about the training, they said: “It was worth the money and time to undergo the combat taekwondo programme.”
With the law and order problems in Port Moresby, they are urging the womenfolk to enrol in the programme for self-defence and a healthier lifestyle.
Birigi and Basinauro will progress to the second stage of the programme.
It is a coincidence that they are employees of the Port Moresby Chamber of Commerce and Industry and, also promote Yumi Lukautim Mosbi incentives.
Chief instructor Master Jamuga Stone, who has more than 36 years experience in the martial arts industry, is encouraging working class citizens such as lawyers, accountants and other professionals to enrol in this worthwhile programme.
He said the idea behind the programme was to promote healthy lifestyles and stop violence against women.
Stone added that a number of children and adults had already joined in the programme.