Ebere Amaraizu, Chairman of Enugu State Taekwondo Association, says taekwondo is a sport with high moral value that can transform characters of the youth and build them to be future champions.
Amaraizu said this after his official Black Belt decoration ceremony in Taekwondo at the indoor sports hall of the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu on Tuesday.
According to him, taekwondo is not just a sport but a game with high moral code, values relevant for propagation of moral rebirth among youths and children.
Amaraizu, who is also the National Coordinator of Police Campaign Against Cultism and Other Vices (POCACOV), said taekwondo as a game had so much values for younger minds to thrive in the society.
He said, “Such virtues as integrity, perseverance, high moral code, honesty, integrity, indomitable spirit are found in taekwondo as a discipline and sport.
“I am pledging continual partnership between POCACOV and the Enugu Taekwondo School for continued propagation of these values and virtues for excellence and greater society.”
Earlier, the Grand-master of Enugu Taekwondo School, Dennis Ani, while performing the decoration rites on the recipient, charged him to continue to uphold the tenets of taekwondo with its high moral code for societal excellence.
Ani applauded the efforts of POCACOV with other relevant stakeholders in creating meaningful pathways and saving youths from the claws of membership of unlawful societies (cultism ) and organised criminal groups, for a greater society.
He also appreciated the efforts of the Nigeria Police, through POCACOV, in helping to educate youths and adults on dangers of cultism, substance and drug abuse as well as other vices.
No fewer than 60 taekwondo kid fighters from the school were upgraded to their next belt with a charge to continue to uphold the tenets of the sport in line with Olympic values of excellence, respect and friendship.