MANILA – The Philippine Taekwondo Association on Thursday condemned the bullying incident involving a young taekwondo practitioner.
The video of the incident, which shows a student challenging his schoolmate to a fight in a comfort room, has gone viral on social media.
In a statement, the group said it 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,” it said.
“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.”
Ateneo de Manila University President Fr. Jose Ramon Villarin has said an investigation is ongoing and the school administration is treating the incident “with the highest priority and urgency.”