Bandar Seri Begawan - Some 41 pencak silat coaches participated in the national-level pencak silat coaching course class III and II yesterday.
The course held at two venues -Lecture Theatre Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium and Hassanal Bolkiah National Indoor Stadium - was officiated by the Acting Director of Youth and Sports Department, Haji Muhd Zamri Dato Paduka Haji Hamdani yesterday.
In his speech, the guest-of-honour said he hoped a disciplined, quality and systematic coach will be produced after attending the course, organised by the Youth and Sports Department and Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports and Brunei Darussalam National Pencak Silat Federation (Persib).
"It is hoped that the participants will not only hold a recognized certificate but also to be a very qualified coach. The participants must remember that they need a sustained strength and intelligence in this pencak silat course," highlighted Haji Muhd Zamri.
He also hoped that the course facilitators would show and teach participants from a basic technique to a sophisticated and up-to-date pencak silat movement.
"It is important for the participants to give full attention during the course as pencak silat has its meaning and certain purpose," Haji Muhd Zamri added.
Out of the 41 pencak silat course participants, 17 are taking class III and 24 in class II. The 8-day coaching course will end on May 24 with a certificate presentation.
Written by SAHROL DAUD
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