Ridgewood NJ, With the turn of the new year, the competitive Taekwondo season has started anew. What has not changed is the impressive showing by the young athletes at Taekwondo All In, a school that teaches the Korean martial art. In three state championships -Connecticut, Maryland and New Jersey – the Taekwondo All In students earned 36 gold, 11 silver, 8 bronze, 55 in total. Head Coach Youngmin Kim also earned Best Instructor awards at the New Jersey event. Moreover, all competing students earned spots to compete at the National Championship to occur in July.
The following nine athletes won medals at the Maryland State Championship on February 25.
Jenna Slota – 2 Gold and 1 Silver medals. Liam Woods – 2 Gold and 1 Bronze medals. Audrey Kim and Emily Kam – 2 Gold medals. Lucas Woods – 1 Gold and 1 Silver medals. Blake Edmilao – 1 Gold and 1 Bronze medals. Kaylin Lee – 1 Gold medal. Elias Chi – 2 Silver medals. Ricardo Merino – 1 Silver and 1 Bronze.
At the New Jersey State Championship on March 26, the following eleven athletes gained medals:
Jenna Slota – 2 Gold and 1 Silver medals. Taelim Eum, Elliott Yi, Isaac Yi, Tyler Minn, Christina Ahn, Emily Kam – 2 Gold medals. Elias Chi – 1 Gold and 1 Silver medals. Kate Minn – 1 Gold medal. David Ahn and Ricardo Merino – 1 Silver and 1 Bronze Medals.
At the Connecticut State Championships on April 1, following eight athletes earned medals:
Jenna Slota – 3 Gold medals. Tyler Minn – 2 Gold medals. Audrey Kim – 1 Gold and 1 Silver medals. Blake Edmilao – 1 Gold and 1 Bronze medals. Liam Woods and Kaylin Lee – 1 Gold medal. Lucas Woods 2 Bronze medals.
The owner and head instructor of Taekwondo All In Youngmin Kim commented, “This a great start to a new year. Our athletes have trained diligently all winter and it shows in how they performed at the competitions. I am very proud of all my students.”
Taekwondo All In, located at 33 Chestnut Street in Ridgewood, is a school that dedicates to teaching the Korean Martial Art, an Olympic sport. The benefit of learning the sport ranges from better physical conditioning to mental strength and discipline. For additional information, the school can be reached at (201) 857-0445.