Recent Success In The Red Tiger Cup on Saturday May 14th, 2016

Red Tiger Cup 2016…

16 students from the International Taekwon-Do Academy took part in the Red Tiger Cup in Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania. Every year our academy gets invited to multiple competitions and Championships; and every year ITA students do an amazing job!

A competition is not about winning or losing; but instead it is about learning from your mistakes and competing with oneself to become a better student in Taekwon-Do. It is about testing your mindset and your practice on a spiritual level. When you compete with yourself, you bring out the best in yourself. Time, focus, determination, dedication and patience are examples of a great student.


Their efforts are shown and proven at the event, because every ITA student puts their time and dedication to practice without any excuse or expecting a reward. ITA students understand that this is a discipline, an art guided by rules and regulations and by the 5 tenets of Taekwon-Do. Knowing this at a very young age puts them ahead of their peers as an athlete, academically, socially; but most importantly spiritual growth.


Many can see the difference between schools, and many of us can see the respect one has for another. In martial arts, one must always be humble. Always show good sportsmanship. Win with dignity, lose with grace even if your opponent loses self control. Always respect the art. Remember, you are there to test yourself and your abilities. Nothing more but a training session against other schools. Give your best, but most importantly have fun and love what you do!

Our Academy participated on the following event:

Patterns  Ms. Hernandez and Mr. D. Mitcham took 1st place. Ms. P. Chen took 2nd place. Ms. C. Martinez, Ms. A. Martinez, Mr. J. Amato, Ms. J. Amato, Ms. A. Somwaru and Mr. N. Siffert took 3rd place. International Taekwon-Do Academy took 9 out of 16 wins in this category with 2 Golds, 1 Silver and 6 Bronzes. Great team effort by everyone on Saturday’s competition.

Sparring – Ms. A. Martinez, Ms. M. Hernandez, Ms. A. Somwaru took 1st place. Mr. J. Sanchez, Mr. E. Hernandez, Ms. J. Amato, Mr. J. Escobar, Ms. C. Martinez and Mr. C. Teran took 2nd place. Mr. W. Rodriguez, Mr. I. Diaz, Mr. R. Diaz, Mr. D. Mitcham and Mr. N. Siffert took 3rd place. International Taekwon-Do Academy took 14 out of 16 wins in this category with 3 Golds, 6 Silvers and 5 Bronzes. Great team effort by everyone on Saturday’s competition.

Overall International Taekwon-Do Academy took out of 23 wins with 5 Golds, 7 Silvers and 11 Bronzes. In addition, ITA was awarded the “Best School 2016” at the Red Tiger Cup. Great team effort by everyone on Saturday’s competition.

What a fantastic way to start the weekday. Job well done to all who took part in this event. Let’s keep the momentum going and get ready for the 11th Metro Open Taekwon-Do Championship on Sunday June 5th.

“Compete with yourself in everything you do in order to bring out the best in yourself.”


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