Monday, October 20, 2008

TSDKI competes at Arizona Championship

The Arizona Region 2 Championship held this past October 18th included some visiting participants from TSDKI. Alejandro Perez, 1st gup, Andy Perez Cho DAN and BSBN Leslie D'Ercole SAM DAN made the six hour trek over the mountains and across the desert to the Phoenix area for a day of competition with our WTSDA neighbors. Region 2 is composed of five states of the greater Southwest; Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Nevada and New Mexico. Black Belt divisions were the events early morning opening categories. With little rest, our team's arrival gave them only seconds to report to their respective rings adding challenge to the competition.
Even under this pressure our own BSBN Leslie D'Ercole was able to present and out perform her category, scoring three first places and accumulating a perfect (30) points for the championship. Leslie has now won the Adult Female Grand Champion honors twice in as many weeks; the Region 20 Championship in Chula Vista, CA. and the Region 2 Championship in Gilbert, AZ.. ...We salute you!

We also are very proud of TSDKI's Andre's Perez, Cho Dan, for his awesome performance in the extremely tough junior Black Belt category and for his exemplary assistance as a time-keeper for the days other competitions. Congratulations also to Alejandro Perez, 1st Gup, who achieved 1st place in sparring and 3rd place in forms. Well done TSDKI members!

We encourage all our students to participate in championships outside our own Region 20. These additional challenges help to promote skills and allows for meeting others in our WTSDA family. These lessons and experience helps us all to "Reach the Edge of Excellence".
Tang Soo!

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