The Management Committee of the Singapore Taekwondo Federation (STF), in its recent meeting, approved the application of the Singapore Association for the Deaf for four (4) of its clients to be granted exemption from paying the grading fees.
Although it is a small contribution, it is part of a larger objective of the STF to play a more active role in helping taekwondo students with special needs.
Currently, the STF is running a special taekwondo programme at the Assisi Hospice. The programme at the Singapore Association for the Deaf is conducted by Brian Peh, an instructor of Zen TKD (an STF affiliate).
While the Assisi programme is known internationally among the Children’s Hospice community, the taekwondo exponents at the Singapore Association hope to make their mark in the Deaflympic Games in Taipei in 2009.
The STF wishes them the best and is honoured to be given the opportunity to share its expertise and resources with the community.