Taekwondo was introduced to the Philippines through the efforts of Kim Bok Man and Young Man Park. Young Man Park founded the Philippine Taekwondo Association (PTA). Grand Master Bok Man Kim arrived in 1970 to continue Park's legacy of propagating Taekwondo upon the invitation of President Marcos. Bok Man Kim continued to pioneer of Taekwondo worldwide and left the Philippines in 1971. Since 1971, the PTA has been run by Grand Master Sun Chong Hong and PTA President Roberto Aventajado. The current head office and Dojang of the PTA is at Rizal Memorial Sports Complex. The PTA is a member of the World Taekwondo Federation and the Philippine Olympic Committee. Sun Chong Hong has devoted decades to mentoring, developing and promoting Taekwondo and is considered the Father of Taekwondo in the Philippines.
Arch. Elmer Pato -Chairman at Eljan Ventures Inc.(First professional manufacturer of Taekwondo Apparel in the Philippines). Bronze Medalist in 1976 Asian Championships-Melbourne, Australia.
Paul Cabatingan - First Batch member and organizer of Taekwondo Blackbelt Brotherhood (TBB), Former Superior Chief Instructor of Taekwondo in Gold Crest Gym Makati City (formerly known as Taekwondo Makati Central Gym) and Founder of Taekwondo Academy of the Philippines (TAP) with Jojo D. Ron.
Juanito "Jojo" D. Ron - First Batch member of Taekwondo Blackbelt Brotherhood (TBB), Former Chief Instructor of Taekwondo in Gold Crest Gym in Makati City (formerly known as Taekwondo Makati Central Gym), Co-Founder Taekwondo Academy of the Philippines (TAP) with Paul Cabatingan and Founder of Taekwondo International Philippines (TIP).
Jaime "Jimmy" Martin - Member of the First Philippine National Taekwondo Team. Bronze Medalist (2nd - World Taekwondo Championships), 2 Time Bronze Medalist (1st & 2nd - 1974 & 1976 Asian Taekwondo Championships). Member of the Taekwondo Blackbelt Brotherhood (TBB).
Ricardo Santiago Jr - International Referee and current PTA Referee Chairman
Roland Campos - International referee.
Roberto "Kitoy" Cruz - 3 Time Silver Medalist (12th, 13th & 14th - 1995, 1997 & 1999 World Taekwondo Championships), Bronze Medalist (15th, 2001 World Taekwondo Championships), Bronze Medalist - 1998 & 2001 World Cup Taekwondo Championships, Gold Medalist - 1999 2nd Asian Olympic Qualifying Tournament, 2 Time Silver Medalist (11th, 12th - 1994, 1996 Asian Taekwondo Championships), 6 Time Gold Medalist - South East Asian Games