The whole family in Taekwondo
In the premises of the "Feti Borova" Olympic Park, "Taekwondo Family" took place this weekend, where for the first time children train and take lessons together with their parents in a Taekwondo session.
The Mayor of Tirana, Erion Veliaj, was also present to greet the young athletes in this event, who emphasized the importance given to sports and not only this year, where Tirana is the European city of sports.
"What we are doing with the sport is probably one of the best decisions we have made. I believe that sport, in addition to physical skills, health and good life, trains our character more. A city, or a society that learns that life has losses, life has victories, sometimes you're up, sometimes you're down, sometimes you have your opponent on the mat, sometimes you're on the mat wins one of the most important things , despite the convictions we have," he said.
The mayor said, among other things, that only with sports can we fight the disease of the century, which is obesity.
"I really want this year that Tirana is the European City of Sport, to build some new habits. Today, all the doctors are saying that within a generation, obesity has become the number one problem of our chunas and oysters. So we went from the generation that didn't have enough to eat, to the #1 problem of obesity and all the diseases that come with it. So if we make a pact at least as a city, a cooperation to take sports seriously, take healthy life seriously and I believe we will all emerge victorious," said Veliaj further.
He added that apart from sports, the Municipality of Tirana is working from the beginning for a healthy generation, where the little ones are fed, in nurseries and kindergartens, where the food diet has completely changed.