Ridgewood NJ, Eighteen Ridgewood Taekwondo athletes faced a major challenge at the Big East Tournament, which drew over 400 competitors from the tri-state area on April 30. The results were stellar: 23 Gold, 9 Silver, and 4 Bronze. The Big East Tournament was the final stop in the circuit before the nationals, which will take place on June 28 in Detroit.
Taekwondo All In, an instructional school for the Korean martial art, continues to establish itself as a premier school for the sport. The school received the “Best School” designation at the New Jersey Tournament several years running.
Youngmin Kim, a Taekwondo master and head instructor noted, “We have an amazing group of kids at Taekwondo All In. Their dedication and hard work is truly inspirational. Our goal at the school is to teach our students not only the martial art, but life lessons on grit, focus and hard work, which will benefit them in all aspects of their lives.”
The students and their medals earned are as follows:
Ricardo Edmilao 3 Gold Medals
Jenna Slota, Elliott Yi, Isaac Yi, Audrey Kim, Blake Edmilao, and Emily Kam 2 Gold medals
Lucas Woods, Liam Woods, Tyler Minn, Mason Allum, Kaylin lee, Tony An 1 Gold medal and 1 Silver medal
Dongjun Kim, 1 Gold and 1 Bronze medal
Kate Minn 1 Gold medal
Grace Chi, Elias Chi, Cooper Allum, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze medal