FORMER taekwondo champion and now Makati Congressman Monsour del Rosario achieved a rare distinction when he was conferred the 2017 “Award for a Proud Taekwondo” by Kukkiwon, the sport’s governing body, recently. The award is the highest honor given by Kukkiwon to individuals who have contributed to the development and expansion of taekwondo locally and internationally.
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For 38 years, Dr. Dwight Stevens taught his Taekwondo class at the YMCA. On Sunday, his students and life-long friends celebrate his legacy and retirement. “We’ve known Dr. Stevens a long time, and his retirement makes us sad…I told him a long time ago he should do it as long as he could.
She’s tough, she’s fierce, and she’s fearless. Rachel Lee is proving she can do anything-one broken board at a time. Taekwondo has been part of Rachel Lee’s life for a long time. “We started Taekwondo when I was 9, like 21 years ago,” said Lee. She’s punched and kicked her way through any challenge.
Makati City Rep. Monsour del Rosario is the 2017 Man of the Year in world taekwondo and will be inducted into the combat sport’s Hall of Fame. Del Rosario, who had a colorful and storied career both in taekwondo and show business, will receive the accolade from South Korean president Moon Jae-in and World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) president Dr. Chongwon Choue.