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Taekwondo exhibit up

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The history of taekwondo, especially in the Philippines, is part of the ongoing taekwondo exhibit put up by the Korean Cultural Center in partnership with the Philippine Taekwondo Association and the country’s Tourism Promotions Board.

Called the “Soul of Taekwondo” exhibit, the event can be viewed at the Korean Center’s office at the 2nd floor of Mancor Corporate Center in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City from Monday to Saturday (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) until August 19.

Korean Ambassador to the Philippines Jae-Shin Kim and Congressman-elect and PTA Secretary General Monsour del Rosario graced the exhibit’s launching last June 9 together with KCC and PTA officials and members of taekwondo’s National Demonstration Team. PTA officers Raul Samson and Igor Mella also attended the simple opening ceremony.

The exhibit traces the history of global taekwondo from ancient times when it started as hardcore fighting to its development as a modern martial art format.

The gold medal victory of Pauline Louise Lopez in the Asian Taekwondo Championships and the qualification of Kirstie Elaine Alora to the Rio Olympic Games last April at the Marriott Hotel Grand Ballroom here are also featured in the exhibit.

All taekwondo buffs, instructors, coaches and other sports enthusiasts are invited to attend the exhibit.