The certificate awarding and the closing ceremony of the three-month long Martial Art Training Basic Course - 1 (Muaythai/ Boran) conducted at the Security Force Headquarters - East (SFHQ-E) concluded on Monday (18) during a brief ceremony, headed by Major General Nandana Senadeera, Commander, Security Forces - East.
This course, identified as the art of the eight limbs, organized in close coordination with the Director General Sports of the Army, Kru (Master) Muaythai Association (KMA) and the World Muay Boran Federation (WMBF), qualified 12 Army participants to be in the ‘Instructors’ Pool’ after their performances were adjudged as excellent. The remainder of the course attendees are to be attached to the Army Fighter Pool Selection in December 2017.
During this 3-month long course, athletes learnt Traditional Muay Boran (Martial Art) and Modern Muaythai (Sport Muaythai) techniques. Trainees were advised not only to concentrate on physical fighting skills, but also to inculcate discipline that enhances their spirit and quality of life through training of body and mind together.
Grading of their performances was done in accordance with the master guide information tool kit, provided by Kru (Master) Muaythai Association (KMA).
The athletes were awarded internationally accepted certificates which are recognized well in all KMA and WMBF member countries.
The Chairman Army Boxing Committee, Major General G.R.H Dias closely supervised the course providing necessary guidelines during the learning process.