Newbies and summer clinics campers get the feel of excitement and thrill in a competitive competition as the Philippine Taekwondo Association hosts the 2022 SMART/MVP Sports Foundation National New Face of the Year Taekwondo Championships on October 22 and 23 at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium in Malate, Manila.
The event highlights the progress and development of young taekwondo practitioners as they trade styles and techniques against unfamiliar sparring opponents in the two-day competition supported by the Philippine Sports Commission, Philippine Olympic Committee and MILO.
As the championship is confined to newcomers, it gives them the right exposure and experience in an actual competition.
The tournament will be participated in by all affiliated chapters and branches of PTA throughout Metro Manila and nearby provinces including the military branches of service.
About 1,500 participants were confirmed to participate in the ‘Kyorugi’ which features Senior, Junior Cadet, Grade School and Toddler events for both male and female categories, while ‘Poomsae’ is an individual event for colored and blackbelt.
Parents and guardians are advised to enrol their children while sports enthusiasts are cordially invited to witness this event. Competition begins at 9 a.m. onwards.
Just like in any other sports program, taekwondo thrives on the development of the athletes’ drive, skills, confidence and discipline, while elevates human spirit to greater heights of achievements.