Philippine Taekwondo - updates

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Olsim, Barbosa shore up PH assault in kickboxing, taekwondo

Dec 10, 2019 - 1:02 AM

Jerry Olsim rules the men's -69kg kick light division in kickboxing, while Kurt Bryan Barbosa tops the men's -54kg in taekwondo

FIRST GOLD. Representing the famed Team Lakay, Jerry Olsim delivers. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

Filipino kids shine at international taekwondo competition

Jul 03, 2019 - 10:48 AM

All members of the Philippine tearm win medals at the China Hong Kong Taekwondo Alliance Kyorugi 2019

WINNING TEAM.The winning Philippine team with their coaches, headed by Olympian Donnie Geisler. Photo from Donnie Geisler Taekwondo Training Center Facebook page

PH taekwondo bans Ateneo bully ‘indefinitely’ | Evening wRap

Dec 24, 2018 - 9:21 PM

Watch Rappler's evening wRap with Margie de Leon

PH taekwondo association imposes indefinite ban on Ateneo bully

Dec 24, 2018 - 10:26 AM

The Ateneo bully will no longer be able to join Philippine Taekwondo Association-sanctioned events unless he completes a rehabilitation program

Ateneo, PH taekwondo to investigate junior high bully | Midday wRap

Dec 21, 2018 - 1:20 PM

Watch Rappler's midday wRap with Ralf Rivas

PH Taekwondo probes Ateneo Junior High School bullying incident

Dec 21, 2018 - 9:15 AM

Netizens show that the Ateneo bully had several incidents of using Taekwondo moves to assault others

NAIA, PGH on Tulfo incident, Asian Games | Midday wRap

Aug 20, 2018 - 2:02 PM

Watch Rappler’s midday newscast with Acor Arceo

PH women's poomsae team nabs bronze in 2018 Asian Games

Aug 19, 2018 - 5:12 PM

Taekwondo delivers a second bronze for the Philippines

UNEXPECTED. The Philippine women's poomsae team of Juvenile Faye Crisostomo, Rinna Babanto and Janna Dominique Oliva admit they didn't expect to bag a bronze. Photo from Asian Games media pool

Men's poomsae team gives PH first medal in 2018 Asian Games

Aug 19, 2018 - 4:45 PM

Taekwondo nails a bronze to put the Philippines on the medal board

HONORED. The Philippine men's poomsae team of Jeordan Dominguez, Dustin Jacob Mella and Rodolfo Reyes feel honored to win the country' first medal.

2018 Asian Games: PH jins aim to surpass 5-bronze haul

Aug 12, 2018 - 11:48 PM

Kirstie Alora and Samuel Morrison banner the Philippine taekwondo team's Asiad campaign

SEARCH FOR GOLD. 2016 Asian Championships silver medalist Kirstie Alora banners the Taekwondo national team. Photo by PSC-POC Media Group

Taekwondo jin Kirstie Alora falls to Cambodian for SEA Games silver

Aug 29, 2017 - 5:10 PM

This is the fourth straight time since 2014 that Alora has lost to Sorn Seavmey

TOUGH OPPONENT. Kirstie Alora (L) loses to her Cambodian rival, the 2014 Asian Games gold medalist, and settles for the 2017 SEA Games silver. Photo by PSC-POC Media Group

PH men's poomsae team had to 'reinvent' to keep gold; now they eye first-ever Asiad

Aug 26, 2017 - 6:40 PM

There s no assurance they will be the team to represent the Philippines when taekwondo poomsae is held for the first time in the Asian Games next year but they re willing to put in the work

The Philippine poomsae team of (L to R) Rodolfo Reyes Jr., Dustin Jacob Mella and Raphael Enrico Mella performs its routine in the finals of men's poomsae team event of the 29th Southeast Asian Games taekwondo competition Saturday at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center. The Filipinos took home the gold medal. Photo by PSC-POC Media Group

Pauline Lopez goes for second PH Taekwondo Olympic slot Sunday

Apr 16, 2016 - 8:49 PM

Lopez can earn the Philippines its second taekwondo entrant to the Rio Olympics

PH jin Alora books ticket to Rio, two others fall

Apr 16, 2016 - 8:38 PM

Taekwondo jin Kirstie Elaine Alora earns a spot in the Rio Olympics

Filipino taekwondo jins face daunting Olympic qualifying challenge

Feb 17, 2016 - 8:00 AM

It isn’t going to be easy as we will be up against a field of 30 countries trying to make it said national team training director Igor Mella

HOME COURT ADVANTAGE. The Philippines will have one final shot at qualifying in the taekwondo event, and it'll take place on Philippine soil. File photo by Rappler/Roy Secretario

PH taekwondo team under construction for Asian Games

Feb 15, 2014 - 10:15 PM

Nine slots are still up for grabs on the 12 member Philippine national taekwondo team to the 2014 Asian Games

JIN AND JUICE. The Philippine National taekwondo team. Photo from Philippine Taekwondo Association Facebook

Taekwondo: training body and mind

May 03, 2012 - 11:31 AM

One of the sports featured in the upcoming Palarong Pambansa taekwondo is a physical and mental discipline