11 Dec Taekwondo
Taekwondo classes continue at GOTS despite holidays
School’s out, but that does not mean the learning stops for those at Global Oak Tree Scholars (GOTS) International School.
The Shah Alam-based school’s final term ended on Nov 27 but taekwondo classes will continue until Dec 10 –virtually.
Given there was no resumption of physical classes due to the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO), Master Mark Lim suggested he complete his taekwondo classes online.
“We have had online classes for students of different age groups and abilities, so that’s why we suggested doing so for GOTS,” said Lim, who has been the school’s taekwondo instructor since it opened in 2018.
“The students were eager to resume practice so that’s a positive. In fact, the classes have been great and we have only one more to go this Thursday.”
He, however, acknowledged that there are several challenges for online classes, one of which is he can’t physically correct their movements.
“The other problem is space for online classes in their homes is not conducive.
“And sometimes the Internet connection can be interrupted,” said the former Selangor exponent.
“Overall, the students are doing fine. This is because we provide compact demonstrations and instructions that are easy to follow.”
For the record, five GOTS scholars won medals in an international taekwondo tournament a year ago.
Madilynn Tan won a gold medal while Jayden Nishaan Sandhu, Myo Sett Kyaw, Ho Wern Xuen were silver medallists and Kestryl Joan Dewa Balan a bronze medallist at the 4th International Heros Taekwondo Cup, an invitational tournament which attracted a record 1,700 exponents from 10 countries.
Sadly, there was no competition this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
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