43 poom belts and 30 black belts participated in the Unarmed Course (Level 1) organized on 7, 8, 14 and 21 March 2009 at the National Training Centre. The timing for the poom belts and blackbelts are different although it we held on the same day.
The course was conducted by Tan Kim Hoon, a member of the Martial Arts Committee and Board of Examiners. He was assisted by other members of the Martial Arts Committee including its chairman, RA Jeyaraman.
During the course, the participants observed strictly the safety guidelines.
They were serious in their practice and train diligently the various techniques.
At the end of the course they were assessed by Steven Soh and Jeyaraman for their ability to defend themselves against attacks which would require them to employ their self-defence skills. Most candidates showed that they had the moves and therefore, deserved to pass.
Said Jeyaraman: “I am delight that the courses were smoothly and successful conducted. I am also happy with the results of the tests. The candidates had convinced me that they had done their homework.”
The results of the courses are attached.