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    Taekwondo association slaps indefinite ban on Ateneo 'bully'

    Dec 24, 2018

    THE Philippine Taekwondo Association (PTA) has slapped an indefinite ban on the taekwondo jin who came under fire after videos showing him bulliying schoolmates at Ateneo Junior High School became viral.

    In a statement signed by president Robert Aventajado, the PTA said the indefinite ban recommended by an ad-hoc committee "covers all taekwondo activities such as, but not limited to, competitions and belt promotion."

    The taekwondo jin has already been expelled from Ateneo following an investigation by school authorities, Ateneo announced on Sunday.

    At the same time, the PTA kept the door open for a reinstatement, on the condition that the Ateneo student undergoes a rehabilitation and counseling program.

    He will be expelled if he doesn’t go through such process, the PTA added.

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    Even if he undergoes the counseling program, the PTA said the taekwondo athlete will remain on probationary status for at least 12 months.

    “We truly believe that the best way to move forward from this incident is to provide the child with the necessary guidance and mentorship and an opportunity to exhibit remorse and provide restitution to the community in general,” said Aventajado.

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    Even with the sanctions, Aventajado has also called on the public to be careful of their comments as the subject of the video are minors.

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    “The PTA is reinforcing its teaching guidelines on its principles to ensure it remains relevant in children’s day-to-day activities as well as in modern media. We are encouraging everyone to be mindful of their comments particularly on social media, bearing in mind that the subjects are minors,” Aventajado said.

    The entire PTA statement as follows:

    The Philippine Taekwondo Association’s (PTA) ad hoc committee tasked to probe and evaluate the violent incident involving a young taekwondo practitioner recommends a sanction of an indefinite ban of the student involved from all sanctioned events not limited to taekwondo-related events, belt promotions, tournaments, or facilities of member institutions effective immediately.

    In an effort to foster reconciliation, we are recommending the student undergo rehabilitation with organizations equipped to handle his counseling. The PTA, on its part, will endeavor to lend support through its taekwondo education and training programs. The aim for this is to allow the individual to own responsibility for his actions, show remorse, and contribute positively to the community.

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    Should he or his family decline this option, the PTA will have no choice but to expel the practitioner from the association. Supervised counseling and rehabilitation are conditions for reinstatement. The PTA will conduct another evaluation on the student’s compliance post the rehabilitation program prior to reinstatement and even then, will put the practitioner on probationary status for a minimum of twelve months.

    The PTA is reinforcing its teaching guidelines on its principles to ensure it remains relevant in children’s day-to-day activities as well as in modern media. We are encouraging everyone to be mindful of their comments particularly on social media, bearing in mind that the subjects are minors.

    The PTA stands committed in propagatin the sport of taekwondo as a way to teach generations on being virtuous, well-mannered individuals who will serve our society with dignity and honor.

    We truly believe that the best way to move forward from this incident is to provide the child with the necessary guidance and mentorship and an opportunity to exhibit remorse and provide restitution to the community in general.

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    We encourage the whole taekwondo community, coaches, parents and students alike, to help in fostering a culture of compassion towards one another while being firmly anchored on the sport’s virtues of integrity and self-control.

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