The traditional Korean martial art of taekwondo is growing in popularity in Hong Kong. Photo: iStock

A group of Filipino migrant workers finished second at a taekwondo competition in Hong Kong. The Royal Eagle Taekwondo Academy, with 34 competitors led by coach Crisel Calipayan, won 10 gold medals, sunwebhk.com reported.

The coach said the team’s goal was to teach the sport to Filipino domestic workers in Hong Kong so they keep fit and have a healthy lifestyle. “Martial arts is not only self defense, but (a way of) pushing yourself to know your limit and maximize capabilities, developing confidence, self-discipline and respect,” she said.

The champion was the Golden Taekwondo Academy, whose 24 competitors won 35 gold medals. A group of 14 young enthusiasts from the Philippine Taekwondo Union who flew to Hong Kong to compete finished in the third place with six gold medals.

A total of 17 teams competed in the Taekwondo Kyorugi, Poomsae and Hanmadang 2019 tournament organized by the China Hong Kong National Taekwondo Alliance in Tuen Mun, the New Territories, on April 5.

Apart from Filipinos and Chinese, Indonesian and Nepalese teams also took part in the contest.

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