Taekwondo in the Philippines

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{{#if:January 2007||}}Taekwondo was introduced to the Philippines through the efforts of Kim Bok Man and Young Man Park.

Young Man Park founded the Philippine Taekwondo Association which was eventually renamed to the Philippine Taekwondo Federation (PTF). Since 1971 to the present, the PTF has been run by Sun Chong Hong and PTF President Roberto Aventajado. The current head office and Dojang of the PTF is at Rizal Memorial Sports Complex. The PTF is a member of the World Taekwondo Federation and the Philippine Olympic Committee.

Over time other independent Taekwondo organizations have sprung up.

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Kicks

In the Philippines, different names are used for the following kicks.

  • Forty-five - a Roundhouse Kick to the torso
  • Turning-side - Pivoting on the front leg or ball of the foot and executing a Back kick.
  • Full-moon - Hook Kick
  • In-out - Crescent Kick - Raising the leg diagonally across your body moving outwards.
  • Out-in - Crescent Kick - Coming from the outside landing on the inside.
  • Stepping-side - Take a step and execute a Side Kick
  • Bullet - A rapid succession of alternate Fortyfive kicks.
  • Turning-long - Tornado kick, Dragon's whip kick
  • Jumping turning forty-five - Forward jump twist then executing a forty five in midair.
  • Jumping out-in
  • Jumping Axe
  • Jumping turning out-in
  • Jumping turning-long
  • Asian Turning Long - Forward jump twist at the same time or slightly after, from the rear, executing a forty five in midair or fake/fiegning forty-five then turing long or spin kick.

List of notable Taekwondo black belts and Olympic representatives:

  • Roberto "Kitoy" Cruz- 3 Time Silver Medalist (12th, 13th & 14th - 1995, 1997 & 1999 World Taekwondo Championships), Bronze Medalist (15th, 2001 World Taekwondo Championships), Bronze Medalist - 1998 & 2001 World Cup Taekwondo Championships, Gold Medalist - 1999 2nd Asian Olympic Qualifying Tournament, 2 Time Silver Medalist (11th, 12th - 1994, 1996 Asian Taekwondo Championships), 6 Time Gold Medalist - South East Asian Games
  • Paul Cabatingan - First Batch and organizer of Taekwondo Blackbelt Brotherhood (TBB), Former Superior Cheif Instructor of Taekwondo in Gold Crest Gym Makati City (formerly known as Taekwondo Makati Central Gym) and Founder of Taekwondo Academy of the Philippines (TAP) with Jojo D. Ron.
  • Juanito "Jojo" D. Ron - First Batch member of Taekwondo Blackbelt Brotherhood (TBB), Former Cheif Instructor of Taekwondo in Gold Crest Gym in Makati City (formerly known as Taekwondo Makati Central Gym), Co-Founder Taekwondo Academy of the Philippines (TAP) with Paul Cabatingan and Founder of Taekwondo International Philippines (TIP).
  • Jaime Martin - Bronze Medalist =1st& 2nd Asian Taekwondo Championship, Bornze Medalist = 2nd World Taekwondo Championships
  • Jeff Tamayo
  • Roberto Evangelista
  • Dante Pena
  • Monsour del Rosario
  • Stephen Fernandez
  • Tonette Lacson
  • Beatriz Lucero - Also representative to the Olympics in Gymnastics.
  • Rolando Campos - International Referee.
  • Rolando "Rolly" Paterno
  • Jun Gabrillo
  • Ricky Reyes
  • Roberto Cruz-(First of two Taekwondo champions with the same name in different weight divisions. Roberto Cruz is also the name of a Filipino boxing welterweight champion.)
  • Mike Ventosa - silver medalist 2nd World Games Taekwondo Championships, Bronze Medalist 8th Asian Taekwondo Championships
  • Dr.Manolo Gabriel -National coach and international referee.
  • Tshomlee Go
  • Arnold Baradi- Gold Medalist = 6th Asian Taekwondo Championships, Silver Medalist = 2nd World Games Taekwondo Championships
  • Miguel Ventosa - silver medalist 2nd World Games Taekwondo, Bronze Medalist 8th Asian Taekwondo Championships
  • Ali Atienza - The first Filipino to win a gold medal in the Asian Taekwondo and son of mayor Lito Atienza.
  • Robert Vargas
  • Walter Dean Vargas
  • Mary Alindogan
  • Alvin Taraya - Bronze Medalist 14th Asian Taekwondo Championships
  • Donald Geisler III
  • Elmer G. Pato - Sec. General of the PTA
  • Che Ante (Lyceum of the Philippines College of Law Gold Medalist)
  • Jaime Martinez
  • Kristie Elaine Alora
  • Eufreshnee Charisse Catalan (US Open Taekwondo Championship Gold Medalist)
  • Marie Antoinette Rivero
  • John Paul "Japoy" Lizardo
  • Dax Alberto Morfe
  • Irene Ditan
  • Eva Marie M. Ditan - World Cup Silver and Bronze medalist
  • Isabel Sarah A. De Leon - World University TKD Championships SILVER medalist
  • Anna Marissa A. De Leon - SEAG Silver, Bronze; ASIAN championships Bronze medalist
  • Ramil "The Hitman" Abratique - Silver medalist at the 10 World Championships and Gold at the South East Asian Games.
  • Alex Paolo Borromeo - 1996 World Junior Taekwondo champion (finweight).
  • [Manel Sy Ycasas - 5 Time Sea Games Medalist .www.manelsytkd.com ]

See also

External sources

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