Johann Lankroon, special needs son of Peggy and Harry Landkroon from Hastings, has been invited to demonstrate Special Needs Tae-kwon-Do at the opening ceremony of the world championships in North Korea this September. It would be a world first, in fact New Zealand is the only country to officially train disabled students in this sport, and the purpose of the demonstration is to show the world how to train special needs students.
The hurdle at the moment is to raise enough money to get him and his parents there. (Obviously he can’t go on his own). Air New Zealand has come up with a free return ticket for Johann as far as Beijing. A lot more is still needed, and to this end an application for an AMP scholarship has been placed. Literally thousands of people have applied for this scholarship and the winner is decided by popular vote. Last year’s winner had about 11,000 votes, coming from all over the world!!!
And so we need contacts – lots and lots of them who will vote for Johann by simply going to