Ali Pourtaheri, a blackbelt holder from United Kingdom, trained with the national squad from 25 June to 2 July 2006 at the National Training Centre. He was an overseas guest of the Singapore Taekwondo Federation.While our players were impressed with his humility and discipline, Ali was touched by the warm hospitality extended to him. What’s more, he enjoyed the training and picked up some sparring tips from the national coach, Wong Liang Ming.
Said Wong: “Ali can go far in the sport. He was certainly keen to learn as much as possible within the short time he was with us. I like his training attitude and wish him all the best in his endeavour to excel in the sport.”
Ali took home with him not only fond memories of his experiences at the National Training but also gifts from the Federation.