A group of fifteen elderly women from korogocho slums have attracted international attention with their skills of taekwondo.The group led by Jane Kimaru have since been featured by international media outlets such as the World Is One News (WION) and the New York Post for their skillful display.
While showing up on a meeting on WION on Thursday, September 24, the 60-year-old group pioneer uncovered that she began the gathering with the point of furnishing her partners with self-preservation abilities.
The educator further added that she was propelled to begin the classes after she understood that numerous older women in her area were being attacked in their homes.
"Women from slums should meet up and hold hands to learn self-preservation. You needn't bother with a ton of energy to secure yourself," she expressed.
Kimaru's class has attracted numerous old women from the Korogocho slum and its environs, with the most seasoned understudy matured 100 years.
As a feature of their preparation, the teacher likewise uncovered that she prepares the grannies on approaches to raise an alert when they are in trouble.
In the video, the grannies can be seen hitting and kicking a punching sack while yelling no.
"The classes have assisted me with figuring out how to guard myself and not to fear anybody. Presently I have the right stuff to yell no boisterously," 76-year-old Ann Wathera expressed.
On her part, Esther Wambui added that the illustrations have assisted her with securing herself and her family. Nonetheless, she noticed that the vast majority actually ridicule the grannies' purpose to learn hand to hand fighting.
"I have been prepared appropriately and I accept that I am proficient in self-preservation. Many individuals can take a gander at us and say that we are silly. We are not threatened or apprehensive," Wambui expressed.
Very much like some other military craftsmanship class, the grannies are directed by severe principles with the newbies needed to do fifteen sit-ups prior to joining the meeting.
Taekwondo is a military craft of Korean beginning that includes kicking and punching.
Numerous Kenyans have since commended the gathering for their mental fortitude, expressing that the old women were good examples to young ladies from one side of the planet to the other.
"These women are VIPs in my country Kenya, I love them, particularly how they portray their stories," Erick Njoka tweeted.
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