Our first time competing in a taekwondo tournament also happened to be the largest tournament we've ever experienced, 3,500 competitors at the week-long national tournament. Despite our first time competing in taekwondo, we came away with some great results. Eight competitors, seven first places, and six grand champions. And, despite our small group, we finished third overall in point sparring. Congratulations to Lily for winning her black belt division and making it onto the AAU Taekwondo National Point Sparring Team.
WKU World Championships
Cardiff, Wales United Kingdom
13 Medals out of 18 Divisions entered
8 Gold Medals, 1 Silver Medal, 4 Bronze Medals
A true world championship with 22 different countries, over 2,000 competitors
NASKA AKA Warrior Cup
Brought Lily to her first NASKA tournament, just happened to be one of the most competitive ones in the country. Over 1,300 highly skilled competitors all vying for an AKA Warrior Cup title. Since she won AAU Taekwondo Nationals in 2022, she was sponsored by AAU to compete at this tournament. She didn't disappoint, gold in 14-15 black belt sparring and grand champion.
Guido's Spring Showdown
Grand Champions: 4
1st Places: 16, 2nd Places: 7, 3rd Places: 5
WKU BC Open
Vancouver, British Columbia Canada
Jaden: Gold Point Fighting
Veronika: Gold and Grand Champion Traditional Forms, Gold Point Fighting