Several parents have removed their children from Woo Yong Jung’s Taekwondo Academy following a January incident in which a classmate was struck with a cane by the club’s master. The parents have said the event left a negative impression and PTSD-like symptoms on the young students. Jung was found to have struck a 17-year-old student with a cane in a disciplinary incident — a move that has been denounced by the Maritime Taekwondo Union this week.
Parents say taekwondo master’s caning of student caused harm to other kids
socastcmsRssStartJeremy KeefesocastcmsRssEndIn light of a 17-year-old student being struck with a cane in a disciplinary action, some parents have removed their children from Woo Yong’s Taekwondo Academy, while the father of the child at the centre of the incident continues to defend the long-serving instructor.
Wed, Mar 14: Parents say that an incident of corporal punishment has left a negative impression and PTSD-like symptoms on young students who attended Woo Yong Jung’s Taekwondo Academy. But as Jeremy Keefe reports, the family at the heart of the incident sees no problem with the discipline.
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