SIXTY children recruited a fortnight ago for taekwondo lessons at Panthers Taekwondo club will graduate at the end of this month.
Panthers club President Vusumuzi Ncube said most of the students are aged between three and five years old.
“Most of the students we recruited are adapting to the new environment of taekwondo and responding to lessons very well. A few of them are struggling but we are hopeful soon they will catch up with others,” said Ncube.
He said the lessons include sparring patterns and high target kicking.
Ncube revealed that batch will be graded at the end of the month and accorded with belts.
“At the end of the session the students will be rated and accorded with belts that reflect how they understood the lessons on taekwondo. For example the best student will be given a black belt,” he said.
Ncube revealed that best students will be eligible to participate in forthcoming regional taekwondo competitions.
“It is a way of encouraging students to improve on the taekwondo sport as we are on a drive to build a quality pool of athletes that will represent the country in competitions to be held in Lesotho at the end of October,” he said.