We arrived early before 8am as requested for an event that was scheduled to start at 9am but the competition did not start until it was almost at 10am. It was a small competition with approximately 300 competitors but lack of coordination ended the event late at almost 7pm.
Aaraf, 10 years old being abit too healthy, competed under the heavy weight category for the age group 10 to 13 years old and being heavy, Aaraf had to always compete with those way older than him. As a result, he took a heavy beating the moment the competition began. However, we are proud that he fought back and did not give up and stayed on the whole match.
Aaraf in blue vest..
Both Ng Jin Chao and Aaraf won medal for that day. Jin Chao won Gold for his category and Aaraf received a bronze medal.
Below, Ng Lip Hau, his wife, Jin Chao, Nawal Aini Zulkifli, Aaraf, Master Elaine Teo & Master Nurul Nadia Mahamat. Elaine Teo was in the National team for the past 12 years and twice Taekwondo Olympian . Nurul Nadia Mahamat too is the national Taekwondo team and the duo had recently opened a Taekwondo fighting class in Taman Tun Dr Ismail (for further information/inquiry - you can call Elaine at 0126018205 or read more at HERE.
Other Snapshot at the competition.
Although the competition was Elaine & Nadia's first team since they established their Taekwondo academy, D'Smart in Taman Tun Dr Ismail, everyone are watching their progress with high expectation. Their reputation preceded them.