Taekwondo association issues statement, condemns act of bullying in viral video

The bully Ateneo junior high school student and copy of PTA's statement / compiled photo from Facebook

Manila, Philippines – The Philippine Taekwondo Association (PTA) condemned the action of a student, who went viral in a video bullying his schoolmate from Ateneo Junior High school.

A video of a student identified as Joaquin Montes, a Taekwondo medalist, caused outraged of the netizens who have watched the video as he unleashed series of taekwondo kicks and punches against his school mate, who was left bloodied in the attack.

The PTA on Thursday evening issued its statement saying such acts are not what the sport stands for.

“It has come to our attention that several videos involving a Taekwondo practitioner engaged in alleged violent incidents are circulating online. We, the Philippine Taekwondo Association, condemns any form of misbehavior which includes harassment, bullying, and acts of violence. This is not what Taekwondo instills to its practitioners and is a serious matter that we as an association stand against,” said the PTA in a statement signed by vice president Danilo J. Mojica.

“Modesty is one of the five tenets of Taekwondo that is being taught to all Taekwondo practitioners from the first day of training. Our association reiterates its objective to teach all Taekwondo practitioners self-respect and respect for others,” said the PTA.

Meanwhile, for its part, Ateneo Junior High School, said in a statement that investigation is already on going and will not tolerate any act of grave misconduct.

The PTA also support any disciplinary action Ateneo will impose to the said student.

“The Philippine Taekwondo Association will respect the school’s disciplinary action with the implicated students. We will also further investigate this matter with the individuals involved,” said the PTA.

Source: Spinph

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  1. Ok taewondo kaso un montes family well connected sana mag bigayan na justice un mga bully yan na hayop bata montes yan!!!
    Good thing aware ang tao.