The advent of live-streaming has changed the way people in Vietnam get to learn taekwondo.
On April 6, more than 12,000 people visited the Facebook page of the three-time World Champion Chau Tuyet Van, to watch her live-streamed lesson of the martial art.
This is the fifth time Van, who won the World’s Taekwondo Champion titles in 2010, 2011, and 2013, and her peers have organized such live teaching.
The April 6 lesson was broadcast live on Facebook from the Sunflower Taekwondo Club in District 10, Ho Chi Minh City.
A TV at the venue was connected with other taekwondo clubs across Vietnam, so the teachers could watch the learners during teaching.
Students at each of the participating clubs are charged only VND20,000 (88 cents) for the two-hour session.
Top-notch taekwondo masters such as Nguyen Thanh Huy, head coach of the Vietnam’s taekwondo team, also joined Van in the online teaching.
In the latest live broadcast on April 6, students also had the chance to learn from the U-15 taekwondo team, which will compete in the Asian Taekwondo Championship 2017 in Kazakhstan from April 19 to April 21.
Technology facilitates education
Thanks to the advanced technology, many students in remote areas can now have the opportunity to learn from Taekwondo masters through live-streamed lessons, a luxury they did not have in the past.
Representatives of various taekwondo clubs in the central city of Da Nang and provinces such as Lam Dong, Binh Phuoc, and Hau Giang have expressed their sincere thanks to the organizers for their live teaching at such a reasonable price.
“I am thankful for the online classes because they allows me to take in new technique and knowledge,” one student of a taekwondo club in Di Linh District, Lam Dong said.
“The class is really helpful, especially for those living in remote areas.
“The instruction by Chau Tuyet Van and Le Kim are very clear and easy to understand.”
Many young students of the Lam Truong taekwondo club in Lam Dong have become more enthusiastic practicing the martial art since attending the online class.
Huy, the Vietnam’s taekwondo head coach, said he will invite other national taekwondo athletes to share their knowledge and experience with the students in future online sessions, making the live teaching more interactive and interesting.
“We are using the software called Zoom Pro and it only allows us to connect with 50 clubs at most,” Huy said.
“In the future, we will upgrade to a better version to reach many more localities in Vietnam.”