Glen Ridge Taekwon-do Holds Successful Competition: The 2019 US Masters Invitational Taekwon-do Championships
Glen Ridge Taekwon-do in Montclair, NJ, held their fifth competition at The 2019 US Masters Invitational Taekwon-do Championship at Mount Saint Dominic Academy in Caldwell, NJ on Saturday, May 18, 2019. Each year the competition is bigger, having more competitors, from more schools participate and this year was no exception having 17 schools participate and over 125 competitors, and more than 20 Master Instructors in attendance.
Taekwon-do International’s very own Founder and President, Grandmaster SJ Kim presided as Head Judge, and many other TKDI schools were in attendance including Master Marr of Master Marr’s Taekwon-do, Shaker Heights, OH, which won the “Best School” award for bringing the most competitors. Grandmaster Tony Morris of Asheville Sun Soo Martial Arts, Asheville, NC, brought a large group as well, and their 2nd Degree Black Belt, Jennifer Marshall, won the trophy for Forms Grand Champion.
Master John Meany, 7th Dan, Head Instructor and Owner of Glen Ridge Taekwon-do said, “we were glad to see so many people do well and we hope to see everybody next year.” Master Laura Giletti, 6th Dan and co-owner of Glen Ridge Taekwon-do said, "we want to extend warm thanks to everyone for coming, and special thanks to all of the people who gave time and energy so that the competitors could have a great time."
The Taekwon-do International Boot Camp will be held on the same campus later this year on the weekend of August 2-4. Registration and more information about Boot Camp is available here.
Other TKDI schools that participated were: Complete Taekwon-do, Bergenfield, NJ; Gotham Martial Arts, New York, NY; Oneonta Taekwon-do, Oneonta, NY; SJ Kim Taekwon-do, New York, NY; Yang Taekwondo, New York, NY.