Students and instructors from the Colorado Taekwondo Institute came together to celebrate the founder of Moo Sul Kwan and the American Martial Arts Sports and Education Association at the 20th Lee H. Park Team Championships. Great Grandmaster Park brought the unique gift of Moo Sul Kwan martial arts in 1969, to the United States. Since then, thousands and thousands of people have benefited from someone in their family who trained in Moo Sul Kwan and the AMASEA.
Presented by the Grandmaster and Master instructors of the CTI, the 20th Lee H. Park Team Championships was dedicated to all of the parents, family members and friends of the CTI,MSK and the AMASEA.
Taking place at Alameda International Junior / Senior High School in Lakewood, Colorado, 374 Moo Sul Kwan martial artists competed in team events like; poomse, breaking, kicking, one-step sparring / self-defense and creative basics.
The action began at 7:00 AM with black belt competitions in staff sparring, black belt poomse, team kicking and one-steps / self defense. To see some photos, click here.
Students of all ages and belt levels followed the black belts with their own dynamic team competitions! Besides poomse, there were also the Basics Challenge and Most Kicks in a Minute events for the younger students.
The exciting day ended with some special promotions for some of the students. Receiving their black belts were; 3rd dan -Jason Walker from Craig, CO, 2nd dans - Kenny Brancio (Westminster) and Makayla Trapp (Green Mountain) and 1st dans - Deb Denny (Conifer), Elizabeth Hawkins (Littleton), Cody Jacobson (Conifer), Phillip Hoenmans (Golden) and Lydia Willis (Westminster).