Taekwondo Students Bring in the Medals at US Junior Olympics

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The US Pro Taekwondo school today announced that five of its students were awarded medals in the USA Junior Olympics and National Championships for Taekwondo. US Pro Taekwondo students consistently rank high in state and national competitions. Seven-year-old Audriana Dallman and ten-year-old Gabriella Delgado were awarded bronze medals in sparring, as was 26-year-old Yazan Ghishan. Gold medal winners were eleven-year-old Kian Martin in Weapons and fifteen-year old Israel Torres in sparring.

US Pro Taekwondo under the leadership of Grand Master Jung So Han, and instructors James Han and John Schmieg is proud to announce that five of the school’s students were awarded medals at the USA Junior Olympics and National Championships held in Orlando, Florida from June 29th through July 4th. The students competed with over 4,000 athletes from around the country in various events, with age groups ranging from six to seventy-two years of age.

Award winners include Audriana Dallman, who is seven years old and won a bronze medal in the sparring competition. She is joined by Gabriella Delgado, who is ten and also won the bronze in sparring in her age group. Kian Martin is eleven years old and earned a gold medal for weapons competition along with fellow teammate Israel Torres, who is fifteen and won the gold medal in sparring for that age bracket. Finally, Yazan Ghishan competed as a 26-year-old and won the bronze medal in that age group for sparring competition.

The USA Taekwondo Junior Olympics and National Championships competitions are qualifying events for a number of other national competitions. For top black belt competitors in the 14 to 17-year-old age bracket, the Junior Olympics sparring competitions serve as a qualifying event for the 2010 Junior National Team. The Senior National Championships serve as a prerequisite qualifying competition for Taekwondo athletes aged 14 and up, and can lead to a place on the 2010 Senior National Team, the 2011 Pan Am Games Team, or even the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team.

The US Pro Taekwondo school is located in Jupiter, Florida and led by Grand Master Jung So Han. US Pro Taekwondo students regularly compete at local, state, and national competitions and classes are available for students as young as four years of age. Disciplines taught include Hap Ki Do, Olympic-style sparring and, of course, traditional Taekwondo training. Weapons classes include Bo staff and nunchaku training as well as the art of Kumdo, a form of traditional Korean sword fighting.

US Pro Taekwondo students are divided into age groups and levels of expertise to provide maximum benefits for each stage of physical development and enhance the safety of all participants. Classes are divided into age groups comprising ages four to five, six to eight, and nine to eleven years of age as well as classes designed specifically for teens and adults. Students with differing experience levels are also separated into Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, and Black Belt categories and receive customized instruction at the appropriate level of training and skill.

US Pro Taekwondo extends special thanks to its instructors, including Grand Master Jung So Han and instructors James Han and John Schmieg, without whom these results would not have been possible. US Pro Taekwondo is proud of all its students and pleased to see their dedication rewarded with national recognition at this level.

About US Pro Taekwondo:

US Pro Taekwondo is located in Jupiter, Florida, and offers comprehensive Taekwondo and Korean weapons training courses for students aged four and up. Instructors at US Pro Taekwondo provide competition-level training and instruction; as a result, US Pro Taekwondo is the only martial arts school in the area to regularly compete and win at the state and national level in Taekwondo each year.

US Pro Taekwondo
Phone: (561) 746-9393

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