He said he would ensure that his team achieved great success and would be formidable opponents at the Games.
"We're now in the midst of training before the SEA Games so there's a lot of work to do until we finalise the exponents in March or April. My target is to be the strongest team ever in the SEA Games," said the 37-year-old Latvian.
Meanwhile, Kumite exponent Syakilla Salni Jefry Krisnan said she was looking forward to making a comeback after undergoing rehabilitation due to an elbow injury.
"According to the doctor, the recovery process will take between 12 and 14 weeks," she said.
Syakilla expects to participate in a few tournaments before the SEA Games, including the World Karate Federation (WKF) Premier League in Morocco and Spain as well as the Islamic Games in Baku. – Bernama