Simon Atkins, Jeron Teng, BJ Manalo are some of the well known names in the La Sallian world of basketball. Manny Pacquiao, Nonito Donaire and Brian Viloria are just some of the big names in the world of combat sports here in the Philippines. A name that most of us forget to put in our roster is Monsour del Rosario. A top Tae Kwon Do practitioner, Del Rosario has made the Philippines proud by garnering international awards such as gold medals for the 14th and 15th Southeast Asian Games, bronze for the lightweight division in the World Championships, bronze for the lightweight division in the Southeast Asian Games in 1986 and even competed in the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Locally, he is an eight time lightweight champion and remained captain of the Philippine team until 1989. Monsour is also the Filipino Ambassador for Tae Kwon Do.
Del Rosario is also known for his action films in which he showcases his Bruce Lee action chops alongside the Philippines’ favorite action stars Phillip Salvador and Lito Lapid. To this day, del Rosario trains young budding athletes in Tae Kwon Do with his own center the Olympians Taekwondo Training Center.