2018 World Championships
There are no words to truly describe a Weekend like this!
This event happens only every other year…and the next one will not be until August of 2020!
The only way to really understand the enormity, the intensity and the enjoyment of it, is to be there to experience it first-hand. Our Tang Soo Do Family is BIG, and World-Wide! It is simply Amazing to train side-by-side with people from Germany, Wales, Mexico, Chile, Panama, Portugal, and from all over the United States! And the competition is also that much more intense, and FUN, because unlike an open tournament where you only need to rely on poise, balance, execution of technique and presence in the ring…here you also have to be truly knowledgeable of your Forms, Weapons and technique, because we are ALL the same! We are ALL Tang Soo Do! ITF Tang Soo Do!
There are many stories to share, to relate experiences of discovery of self, and of Tang Soo Do. The weekend was FULL of Seminars, Testing, Competition, Gatherings of students to practice together in the hallways or vacant conference rooms, Dinners/Lunches/Breakfasts with students from other countries and states, and experiences shared by all. Talk with any of our students who attended:
Kyo Sa Nim Pagano Kyo Sa Nim Marvel Bu Kyo Sa Bob
Ian Stotts Bu Kyo Sa Laura June Tebarts
Alex Wilson Colby Tuma Kevin McKillop
Cooper Truitt Max Schofield Logan Sykes
Michaela Hertz Thomas Eismeier Natalie Whitehair
Sabrina Johnson Michele Fevola
They will be happy to share their experiences with you!
Now, The proverbial Icing on the Cake and Congratulations to:
Kyo Sa Nim Pagano: 1st in Weapons; 3rd in Forms
Ian Stotts: 3rd in Breaking
Bu Kyo Sa Laura Mitchell: 1st Place in Forms for her division, and the opportunity to compete for Adult Forms Grand-Champion; 1st in Weapons
Kevin McKillop: 1st Place in Forms for his division, and the opportunity to compete for Adult Forms Grand-Champion
Cooper Truitt: 3rd in Sparring
Max Schofield: 3rd in Weapons
Logan Sykes: 3rd in Breaking
Michaela Hertz: 1st in Weapons; 3rd in Forms
Thomas Eismeier: 1st in Forms; 1st in Breaking; 2nd in Sparring
Sabrina Johnson: 2nd in Breaking
Michele Fevola: 2nd in Breaking