Members of Skelton Academy who participated in the South Bend Tourney. First Row: Students: Morgan Brown, Nathan Brown, Kane Thomas
(Second Row) Certified Instructors: Ronald Newbury, Dr. Dennis Skelton, Tom McKinney Sr.
"Unleash the Power" was the theme for the 102E Taekwondo Tournament held in South Bend on Sept. 24. Three students from Skelton's Takwondo Academy traveled from Brazil to compete in the tournament. The American Taekwondo Association offers many programs ranging from basic martial arts, to self defense, to esteem and life skill building. The students earned five trophies in Form and Sparring; and two medals in Weapons. They competed in the Kid and Junior Divisions. The participants and their placement were:
Nathan Brown -- Green Belt: 4th Form, 4th Weapons
Morgan Brown -- Camouflage Belt: 3rd Form, 2nd Weapons, 3rd Sparring
Kane Thomas - Camouflage Belt: 1st Form, 3rd Sparring
Tournaments are held year round all over the country. The next tournament will be held in New Albany, Ind., on Nov. 5. Many students from Skelton's Taekwondo Academy are planning to compete in this tournament.