The Philippine Taekwondo Association's biggest annual team event - the 35th SMART national championships - will be held on July 28-29 at the Makati Coliseum.
Around 2,000 participants, including one of last year's top senior division gold medalists, R-Jay del Rosario of DLSU Delta, will see action, according to Organizing Committee chairman Sung Chon Hong.
The athletes will carry the colors of teams from PTA chapters in 12 regions together with the ARMM, CAR, CARAGA and NCR and the different AFP commands and the Philippine National Police.
Aside from DLSU, the other teams vying are Ateneo, CSB, UST, UE, FEU, LSGH, Lyceum, San Beda College, Don Bosco Makati, UP Diliman, Baguio, Central Gymnasium, Negros Taekwondo Union, Cebu, DPS, Olympic, DLSZ, San Beda Alabang, Powerflex, Don Bosco Mandaluyong, Las Piñas Gym, Philippine Navy, Philippine Air Force and Philippine Army.
Members of the Philippine team will also see action for their respective home squads.