District: Tuen Mun
Class Time: 1900 – 2100, Every Friday
Starting Date: September 2017
Ending Date: August 2019
Number of students: 15
Age: 6 – 8
District: Kowloon City
Class Time: 1900 – 2100, Every Wednesday
Starting Date: October 2017
Ending Date: September 2019
Number of students: 14
Age: 8 – 10
Collaboration partner: Hong Kong Chido Association, The Salvation Army Tuen Mun Integrated Service for Youth People
Collaboration partner: Hong Kong Chido Association, Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Kowloon City Children & Youth Integrated Service Centre
Taekwondo is a sport with rigorous structure. It originated from the ancient folk self-defense in Korea. It is a kind of combat martial arts with fists and feet are mainly used in attacking and defending. As its name suggests, 跆 “tae” refers to kicking, 拳”kwon” refers to boxing, and 道”Do” refers to discipline and etiquette.
Taekwondo Inspires! Provides regular Taekwondo training to at least 12 children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder(ADHD) traits in the hope of fostering their concentration and ability to execute, building their self-esteem and promoting social inclusion in the society.
Ms Karen Law
Ms Karen Law holds the Hong Kong Taekwondo Association Black Belt 6th Dan and Referee 1 Class qualification. She is also a The World Taekwondo Federation International Referee poomsae holder with over 20 years of experience in teaching taekwondo. In 2006, she won a bronze medal in Woman Taekwondo Fin of The Firefighter Games.
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Our coaches fully agreed with the mission of Inspiring HK. We appreciate it to provide opportunities to teenagers from low-income families for physical training, irrespective to their gender and race. It also takes care for students who have special education needs. This reflects the spirit of “no child left behind”.
There are many challenges during the process. Under the cooperation between coaches, social workers and Inspiring HK, students learn how to control their behavior and obey the rules after various standard training. In addition, coordination training let them understand how to co-ordinate their bodies to perform the correct posture, which helps them to strengthen their mobility. It shows that everyone can enjoy happiness and have a sense of accomplishment from doing physical exercises.
– Ms Karen Law, Coach