Taekwondo in the Philippines

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 (PTA). Grand Master Bok Man Kim arrived in 1970 to continue Park's legacy of propagating Taekwondo upon the invitation of President Marcos. Bok Man Kim continued to pioneer of Taekwondo worldwide and left the Philippines in 1971. Since 1971, the PTA has been run by Grand Master Sun Chong Hong and PTA President Roberto Aventajado. The current head office and Dojang of the PTA is at Rizal Memorial Sports Complex. The PTA is a member of the World Taekwondo Federation and the Philippine Olympic Committee. Sun Chong Hong has devoted decades to mentoring, developing and promoting Taekwondo and is considered the Father of Taekwondo in the Philippines.



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

Color of belts

Notable Taekwondo Martial Artists



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