MooDo Taekwondo is off to a great start this Spring. It’s competition season! We had a great time at the 44th Annual NW Martial Arts Championship with Grandmaster Hung Choi in Portland, then we go to the U.S. Open Hanmadang in Denver, CO., and then we take a big group to Korea for the World Taekwondo Hanmadang in July!
44th Annual NW Martial Arts Championship with Grandmaster Hung Choi in Portland. The board breaking machine was a huge hit!
Having a blast in class.
Break-a-thon was a success, as always. Thanks to everyone for attending.
We returned from Korea with great experiences and great results. Sloane Cameron, Jackie Ehlers and Tim Greathouse participated in the World Taekwondo Hanmadang tournament and won Gold, Silver and Bronze, respectively. We are really happy with our performance and impressed with the quality of the event. This tournament includes the best Taekwondoists in the world and we’re definitely returning next year to the World Hanmadang. See womenspowerbreaking.com and their Facebook page for more info and photos about Sloane and Jackie’s successes and experiences at this event.
Everyone did really well in the U.S. Open Taekwondo Hanmadang Festival in Colorado Springs, CO. At a big competition like this, there are many competitors in some of the divisions; especially the teen advanced color belt and Black Belt categories.
Mr. Jesse Donohue: Power Side Kick, Creative Board Break: Gold, Gold
Ms. Jackie Elhers: Power Back Kick, Creative Board Break, Speed Spin Hook, High Jump Front Kick: Gold, Gold, Gold, Silver
Mr. Devin Shende: Creative Board Break, Speed Spin Hook, Creative Team Poomse: Silver, Silver, Silver
Mr. Ravi Shende: Creative Board Break, Creative Team Poomse: Bronze, Silver
Emily Rice: Creative Board Break, Speed Spin Hook Kick, Power Back Kick, High Jump Front Kick: Gold, Gold, Silver, Silver
Ella Donohue: Speed Spin Hook Kick, Creative Board Break: Bronze, Bronze
Haylee Anne Ramsey~Code: Speed Spin Hook Kick, Traditional Poomse, Creative Poomse, Creative Board Break: Gold, Gold, Bronze, Bronze.
Master Cameron, who set the World Record for Women’s Back Kick Power Break at 11 boards last year, was the keynote speaker at this year’s event. Master Cameron inspired a lot of both kids and adults to raise their expectations about power breaking. Master Cameron and Ms. Ehlers (2nd Dan), have a website: womenspowerbreaking.com