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Nigeria Shops for Foreign Coach
CHALLENGES OF 2012 LONDON OLYMPIC GAMES & BEYOND compels Nigeria Taekwondo Federation (NTF) to Shop for Technical Adviser from WTF in Korea. Reenacts an Old Arrangement, as the Expected New Coach National will be Seconded from the Nigerian Army. Erstwhile Technical Advisers / National Coaches, Grandmasters Moo Cheon Kim, Jun Rae Park & Byoung Ho Lee including their Nigerian Asst. Coach Master Buba were all Borrowed from the Army.
Bilateral Martial Arts Development in the History of Nigeria, China Independence Anniversaries
AS NIGERIA & CHINA MARK INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERSARIES:
Nigeria and the People's Republic of China established formal diplomatic relations on February 10, 1971. Chinese Embassy in Nigeria fully supports our national Kung Fu Wu Shu Federation which has become an official event of the National Sports Festival at the turn of the 21st Century. FACT: All Taekwondo Pioneers in Nigeria started martial arts training from Kung Fu in the early 70s.
In 2003, members of the the Chinese Diplomatic community were held spellbound by the skillful and aerobatic display of kung Fu by a Nigerian Wu Shu whizboy, Sifu Jerry Leonard Uche, nicknamed JET LI of Nigeria, who was instantly celebrated as an oustanding performer at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.
LEGENDS ON PARADE:
John Chukwu, Actor, Comedian, DJ, Entertainment Impressario, practised Taekwondo along with family members, friends and associates, graded brown belt;
Tee Mac Iseli, members of his Tee Mac Band at then Surulere Night Club, Shitta, Surulere, Lagos) trained under Master Aime and contributed the success of the inaugural black belt grading of 1977;
Enebeli Elebuwa (active practitioner, trained under Master Aime, held the brown belt grade in Taekwondo & as the then NTA Director of Programmes, hosted studio LIVE demonstration by Taekwondo group led by Master Aime;
Philip Phil-Ebosie, publisher of THE CYCLIST, former NTA Director of Programmes, active practitioner, held the blue belt rank, produced a TV movie titled WINDS OF OUR TIME featuring a Taekwondo footage.
The above icons join other legends namely Fela Anikulapo, Hakeem Shitta in our Nigeria Taekwondo Foundation National Hall of Honour.
TAEKWONDO HONOURS AIKHOMU