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Like father like daughter; taekwondo champion

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Wahengbam Rajeswor Meitei, Taekwondo 5th Dan participated at the 24th International Poomsae Referee Seminar and 22nd International Poomsae Refresher Course held at Tehran, Iran between June 15 & 19. He was only the person who had represented India at the said Seminar & Refresher course.
Rajeswor Meitei, teaches Taekwondo at Builders’ NGV Club in Koramangala.
In India, Poomsae is not considered as important as in the other countries. Other Countries take poomsae very seriously, Rajeswor said and expressed that Poomsae will be included in the Assian Games, Olympics Games very soon. Poomsae is very good form of martial arts. It enhances physically & mentally balance and development, body synchronization, concentration power, etc.  Everybody should practice because it is the mother of Taekwondo, he said
Each poom of the poomsae has been inherited through a long history of about 5,000 years, finally as a product of scientific technique formulated on the basis of the traditional national spirit and practical experiments. From the technical viewpoint, the poomsae itself is Taekwondo, and the basic movements are no more than the preliminary actions to reach the poomsae. The Kyorugi is a practical application of the poomsae and the Taekwondo spirit is manifested not in an abstract mental philosophy expressed in the documents but in the actions of poomsae. Then, what is the Taekwondo poomsae? The poomsae is the style of conduct which expresses directly or indirectly mental and physical refinements as well as the principles of offense and defense resulting from cultivation of Taekwondo spirit and techniques.
It is a imaginary fight. Poomsae is one of the best Self Defenses’. To practice poomsae, there is no age bar. In our country, there are very few players who continue to practice poomsae after the age of 45-50 years. Whereas, in other countries more 60-70 years old people (players) also still practice poomsae and they are representing their respective countries in Asian Championship & World Championship.
Reasons, why? master went to Iran to represent India at his own expenses?
“Poomsae is my favourite subject of Taekwondo and very passionate continue regardless my age. As a master and as a player, I need to know what are the changes; what are the new techniques in Poomsae in the world.” , Rajeswor told.
Master Rajeswor is the National Champion for several times in Poomsae under 40’s and under 49’s. Silver medalist at the 5th Common Wealth Taekwondo Poomsae Championship at Chennai 2011. World Howrang Festival (South Korea) 2004, male individual won Gold medal and male group Poomsae also won Gold medal. 16th rank at the 8th World Taekwondo Poomsae Championship, Bali.
In the State Level Taekwondo Championship, held  from July 3-5 in Dharwad, W. Lilita Chanu, daughter of W Rajeswor Meitei won two golds and one silver in sub-Junior girls. She won golds in the individual poomsae and group poomsae. Silver medal in paired poomsae. (In Pic top): Lilita 2nd from left.
Bhavishya Dwivedi (2nd from left), son of Major Rajeev Dwivedi won Bronze in fighting and silver in group poomsae at the sub-Junior Boys category.

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