PHOTO COURTESY OF TAEKWONDO ALL IN
Twenty-one students from Taekwondo All In of Ridgewood received medals for their performances at the Big East Tournament in Basking Ridge on April 26. FRONT ROW, from left: Akash Patel, Lucas Woods, Edward Wagner and Maya Gugelev. MIDDLE ROW, from left: Arjun Narang, Benjamin Soung, Tej Patel, Audrey Kim and Alexander Han. BACK ROWS, from left: Adrian Golnabi, Jason Ahn, Louise Kim, Julia An, Liam Woods, Jenna Slota, head coach Youngmin Kin, Tony An, Connor Rojas, David Ahn, Kalyan Patel, Abhishek Narang, Colin Fitzgerald and coach Seongki Kim.
Ridgewood taekwondo athletes feast on Big East
JUNE 5, 2015 LAST UPDATED: FRIDAY, JUNE 5, 2015, 12:31 AM
THE RIDGEWOOD NEW
Twenty-one Ridgewood Taekwondo athletes faced a major challenge at the Big East Tournament, which drew over 400 competitors from the tri-state area on April 26. However, the students from Taekwondo All In produced stellar results by claiming 29 gold, 21 silver and five bronze medals.
The Big East Tournament was the final stop in the circuit before the National Championships, which will take place July 4 in Austin, Texas.
“We have an amazing group of kids at Taekwondo All In,” Youngmin Kim, a Taekwondo master and head instructor, said. “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.”