2019 U.S. National Taekwon-Do Champions!
The country’s elite athletes competed in Fort Lauderdale, Florida from June 30th through July 7th. International Taekwon-Do Academy was among those elite school’s representing the home State of New Jersey. This major event took place at the Fort Lauderdale Convention center with nearly 5,000 competitors from across the nation.
On May 11, 2019, 29 students from the International Taekwon-Do Academy, Jersey City; participated in the New Jersey State championship. All 29 team members qualified to participate at the U.S. Taekwon-Do Nationals 2019; which was be held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
International Taekwon-Do Academy students have trained countless hours, days, weeks and years for the opportunity to represent our hometown and State of New Jersey at the United States Taekwon-Do Nationals. Being that this was our first time representing our State and academy, our team is humbled for this opportunity!
Over the years, International Taekwon-Do Academy has produced some of the finest martial artists in Northern New Jersey. We have produced many local and State Champions in Forms and Sparring. It is often said that a student could walk into a major martial arts competition in the Tri-State area, and the competitors and organizers will know about International Taekwon-Do Academy.
That tradition of top fighters and form competitors continues today with International Taekwon-Do Academy members being top competitors in both International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF) and World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) championships. Although most beginners students may not be ready to be world-class competitors, it is nice to know that the training they are receiving is of world-class quality.
Many congratulations to the following members for their commitment to the martial arts and their outstanding efforts at the New Jersey State Taekwon-Do championship:
Eduardo H. (II Dan), Marisol H. (I Dan), Christopher H. (I Dan), Jeffrey C. (I Dan), Adrianna S. (I Dan), Aaron B. (Red), Isaac D. (Red), Geovannie C. (Red), Faith R. (Red), Adithi S. (Red), Edward P. (Blue), Richelle K. (Blue), Ishaan G. (Blue), Arneesh S. (Blue), Yash K. (Blue), Joshua U. (Blue), Rithvik P. (Blue), Evan J. (Green), Aiden A. (Green), Mikey M. (Green), Heidi K. (Yellow), Samiti J. (Yellow), Ryan R. (Yellow), Amel B. (Yellow), Martin K. (Yellow), Isaiah L. (Yellow), Arya P. (Yellow), Nicholas W. (Yellow) and Luke W. (Yellow).
Congratulations to our United States National Taekwon-Do Champions:
Richelle K. (Red), Arya P. (Yellow) and Amel B. (Yellow)
Congratulations Spartans and look forward to your success!
SahyunNim Victor Teran
International Taekwon-Do Academy