FUTURE taekwondo fighters are expected to be developed with the nationwide launching of the
SMART/MVP Sports Foundation summer program early next month.
Organized by the Philippine Taekwondo Association, the much-awaited martial art classes
will be held on April 2 to June 2 in all PTA branches and affiliates in Metro Manila, Regions 1 to
12, CAR, ARMM, CARAGA, PNP and AFP.
No less than former multi-titled international campaigner and now Makati Rep. Monsour del
Rosario is endorsing taekwondo hopefuls to sign up, saying a few months they spare in learning the
country’s most popular martial art event can improve and develop their personality and skills.
Congressman Del Rosario is one of the most successful products of the program crafted by
the PTA, a member of the World Taekwondo Federation and Philippine Olympic Committee and
recognized by the Philippine Sports Commission.
Taekwondo is considered the best training to achieve top physical condition, alertness and
self-protection, aside from preparing one for possible participation in international competitions
like the Olympics, world championships, Asian Games, Asian championships and Southeast Asian
Games. Knowledge in this unarmed defense is far better than acquiring a deadly weapon.
Interested parties may contact the Philippine Taekwondo Association at telephone numbers
5220518, 5220519, 5240457 or email philippinetaekwondo@ gmail.com or philtkd@ gmail.com.
The summer program is also supported by PLDT, Meralco, Philippine Sports Commission and
Philippine Olympic Committee.