As we do each year, Asheville Sun Soo Martial Arts took a contingent of students to the annual TKDI Invitational Tournament, now known as the Suk Jun Kim Cup. This event was hosted by Glen Ridge Taekwondo, which is owned and operated by Master John Meaney and Master Laura Giletti.
We would like to congratulate Master Meaney and Master Giletti for running an excellent tournament this year. There was good energy, a high degree of professionalism, and an all-around healthy competitive spirit!
Asheville Sun Soo Martial Arts would like to recognize the students from our school who made the trip to NJ to compete. All of them did well, and we are proud of their great effort! Students Include:
Ian Dowling, 3rd Dan
John Rivera, 2nd Dan
Sofia Rivera, 2nd Dan
Shallon Jacques, 2nd Dan
Devin Martin, Recommended Black Belt
Leah Dickinson, 2nd Dan
Amerie Delfin, 2nd Dan
Shonna Campbell, Blue-Red
Frances Hochschild, Red-Black
Amy Vaughn, 2nd Dan
Phillip Dexter, 1st Dan
Collectively, our students earned 9 gold medals, 11 silver medals, and 8 bronze medals. We would also like to give special recognition to 3rd Dan Black Belt, Mr. Ian Dowling for winning the Grand Masters trophy! This trophy is awarded to the top forms competitor.