Competitors from Skelton's Taekwondo Academy that competed in Decatur, IL. (1st row) - Morgan Brown, Seth Harrison, Allison Herrick. (2nd row) Nathan Brown, Nick Marietta. (3rd Row) Ronald Newbury, Dr. Dennis Skelton, Patrick Herrick.
Skelton's Takwondo Academy traveled from Brazil to Decatur, Illinois on September 17 to compete in the ATA Legends of 106 Taekwondo Tournament. The theme of the tournament was role models where "You may only be one person to the world, but you may also be the world to one person."
Dr. Dennis Skelton was honored as one of the Legends of Region 106. Dr. Skelton is a 5th Degree Black Belt, Certified Instructor and National Judge. He was a World Champion in Sparring in 2000. Skelton's Taekwondo Academy was established on Depot Street in Brazil in 1995. The academy has a building dedicated to teaching martial arts and offers programs for adults and children. Skelton's Taekwondo Academy members earned trophies in Sparring, Weapons, Form and One Step. They competed in the Pee Wee, Kid, Junior and Adult Divisions. The participants and their placement were:
Nick Marietta - Green Belt: 1st Form
Nathan Brown -- Green Belt: 2nd Weapons, 3rd Sparring
Morgan Brown -- Camouflage Belt: 1st Form, 1st Weapons
Seth Harrison -- Camouflage Belt: 1st Form
Allison Herrick -- Yellow Belt: 3rd Form, 2nd One Step
Nicole Richardson - Orange Belt: 1st Form, 1st One Step