Family Martial Arts Competitors
Georgia was well represented in the 2010 Spring Regional Tang Soo Do Invitational Tournament in Fayetteville, North Carolina April 17.
The Tang Soo Do Master's Alliance recently hosted its 12th "Best of the Best" fighting challenge on Saturday, February 7th, 2010. This is a Black Belt Competition without age, sex, or weight divisions; the only requirements are that competitors must be 16 or older to compete and have the permission of their instructor. It is a double eliminations event with a single trophy awarded to the victor. "There can be only one" is the tag line for the annual event. This year 19 competitors entered the double elimination invitational event, and after 36 fights, Cory Lutkus of the Charland Institute of Karate was victorious. Way to go Cory! Tang Soo!
The weekend of September 25th was an important one for the students of Family Martial Arts in Woodbine, GA. Seven students traveled to Fayetteville, North Carolina to compete in their first US Goodwill Tang Soo Do Regional competition. The Tournament was hosted by the Unites States Goodwill Tang Soo Do Association’s representative, Master David Sgro, founder of San Kil Tang Soo Do. Instructors Cindy Barrington, Mary Beth Crawford, and James Barrington trained their students rigorously to prepare for this tournament. “It was very exciting preparing for my own competitions in the past, but it does not even compare to the excitement of having my students compete for the first time!” explains Mary Beth Crawford.
The main purpose of the USGTSDA is to benefit the physical and mental health of its members through the practice and development of Tang Soo Do by providing Clinics, Tournaments and other events on a Regional, National and International level.