Young and promising women and girls’ taekwondo practitioners of the country will headline the coming webisode of Rise Up Shape Up this coming Saturday.
RUSU is a weekly web series of the Philippine Sports Commission under the Women in Sports program. It highlights the inspiring stories of women and girls, who demonstrated excellence in the field and provides equal opportunity and exposure for them.
In the latest webisode, PSC-RUSU will feature 45 taekwondo rising stars who shone in the recent 7th Women’s Martial Arts Festival.
“Courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control, and an indomitable spirit—these are the five tenets of taekwondo that any practitioner or athlete knows by heart. These are also the same characteristics manifested by these 45 young taekwondo champions,” said PSC Women in Sports Commissioner oversight Celia H. Kiram.
The brief history of taekwondo will also be discussed during the 10:30 a.m. web program, which will be explained further by Commissioner Kiram in the “K-Isport: Kwentong Isport” segment.
“This project echoes the agency’s commitment to supporting and nurturing women in the field of sports,” said the lady PSC commissioner.
In the previous webisodes, PSC’s Rise Up, Shape Up also featured different martial arts presented in the 7th Women’s Martial Arts Festival such as karatedo, judo, arnis, muay thai, wrestling, among others.