Around 1,500 taekwondo performers are expected to see action in the 2019 PLDT Home Ultera/MVP Sports Foundation National Poomsae (forms) Championships on Sunday at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall.
Participants will represent their respective chapters from all regions nationwide.
Among the chapters are Central Gymnasium, Powerflex, Ateneo, San Sebastian College, UP, San Beda College, De La Salle Zobel, DLSU, Team Baguio, Pangasinan, Cebu, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, PNP and Armed Forces of the Philippines, among others.
National Capital Region, ARMM, CAR and CARAGA are among the regions which have signified their participation in the event where Filipinos have shown special skills and marked improvements in international competitions like the recent ASEAN tournament which the Philippines hosted and dominated.
Poomsae consists of attack and defense techniques against imaginary opponents. It helps a participant boost his basic technique, breathing control, balance, coordination and concentration. Taekwondo is meaningless without poomsae.
Five events will be disputed, namely, individual, pair, team, free style and synchronized poomsae.
The tourney is sponsored by SMART Communications, Inc., MILO, Philippine Sports Commission, Philippine Olympic Committee and Meralco.
Martial art enthusiasts and fans specially children who are interested in taekwondo are invited to watch the competition starting at 9 a.m.