The Valdosta Daily Times
Fourteen students of Performance Martial Arts Academy recently competed at the World Championships in an event sponsored by of the American Taekwondo Association and held in Little Rock, Arkansas.
"This tournament marks the beginning of the 2013-2014 season. The tournament season ends and begins all in the same week,” said instructor Mitchell Church. "The great thing about competing at this first tournament is that you have competitiors from around the world and it gives you an indication of how you need to train for the upcoming season."
The World Championship results are as follows: Fourth and Fifth Degree Black Belt Division: Mark Webb — 1st in Traditional Forms, Traditional Weapons, Creative Forms, Extreme Forms : 2nd in Creative Weapons and Extreme Weapons. Jennifer Powell — 4th in Traditional Weapons.
Second and Third Degree Black Belt Division:Jennifer Hardy — 2nd in Combat Weapons : 3rd in Sparring
First Degree Black Belt Division:
Madison Swain — 2nd in Sparring and Combat Weapons. Duane Cunningham — 4th in Traditional Forms. Christian Dawson — 1st in Traditional Forms : 2nd in Traditional Weapons. William Horsley — 3rd in Traditional Forms, Sparring and Combat Weapons. Patrick Horsley — 1st in Traditional Weapons and Combat Weapons. Kim Howell — 1st in Traditional Weapons and Combat Weapons. J.T. Howell — 3rd in Combat Weapons. Lukas Smidtas — 3rd in Sparring. Ethan Bueno — 4th in Traditional Forms. Zachary Coody — 2nd in Combat Weapons. Annaleigh Coody — 3rd in Sparring.