Sunday, October 14, 2007

Rock Solid Technicians and Performances

Rock Solid Technicians and Performances were represented by TSDKI at the annual WTSDA Region Twenty Championship Saturday, October 6th in Victorville, California. Students from Tiny Tiger-to-SAM DAN participated in this annual tradition of competition and celebration among all of our regional studios. Many of our masters and top instructors of the region including special guest, Grandmaster Jae C. Shin were in attendance. Participating Studios; *Allied Gardens Tang Soo Do Karate Academy - San Diego *Caltech Tang Soo Do – Pasadena *1st Central Coast Tang Soo Do – Lompoc *Costal Canyon TSD - San Diego *United States Karate Academy - San Diego *UC-TECH Tang Soo Do (UCSD) *Mountain Lion Tang Soo Do - Costa Mesa *UC Irvine Tang Soo Do – Irvine *Tang Soo Do Karate Institute - Chula Vista*Ensenada Tang Soo Do - Ensenada, Mexico *High Desert Martial Arts Academy – Victorville. Opening ceremonies included creative exhibitions competition between TSDKI and Allied Gardens TSD Academy. The the comical and creative show directed by BSBN Leslie Dercole of TSDKI took the winning honors to the delight of our hard working and dedicated TSDKI DEMO Team. A Black Belt promotions ceremony followed with the awarding of a new generation of Yu DAN Ja (Black Belt) including TSDKI's Erik Stoke and Anthony Gonzalez.
The Tigers and Dragons competitors gave their best in skill and entertainment with many of these 3-6 year olds performing in the competition setting for the very first time. The rest of the day continued with top performances straight across the board. The final competition categories were that of the high caliber Black Belts with the Men's grand champion being awarded to Miguel Soto SAM DAN of Allied Gardens TSD Academy and the Women's grand champion cup awarded to Leslie Dercole SAM DAN of TSDKI. Congratulations to all participants for your efforts, participation and above all, for doing your best! Win or loose your opponents helped to make you better!

We look forward to next years Regional's when it will be held here in San Diego and hosted by TSDKI.

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