Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Locals Attend National Taekwondo Competition



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Charisma Edwards won her 3rd Taekwondo competition in Little Rock, AR, Saturday, May 5, 2018. She won 1st Place in Sparring in the IntermediateTaekwondo Category. She was formerly selected to become a member of the Region One competition team for the United Taekwondo Alliance (UTA). As a member of this team she will be given the opportunity to represent this region at the 2018 United Taekwondo alliance National competition in Bossier City, Louisiana July 26-28, 2018.

Master instructor and head of the Panthers Taekwondo School, Willie D. Matthews was also formerly selected to become a member of the Region One competition team for the United Taekwondo Alliance (UTA). As a member of this team he will be given the opportunity to represent this region at the 2018 United Taekwondo alliance National competition in Bossier City, Louisiana July 26-28, 2018. He will soon try out for his 5th Degree Black Belt. The Panthers Taekwondo School holds classes at the Louisville Coliseum on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursday. The registration fee is $25. with openings for children 5 years and up. There are self defense classes for adults also. The classes are from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. for children. The time for adults is 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. The Panthers Taekwondo School is in partnership with the Friends of Dean Park, Inc., a non-profit Charitable Organization. They will have a booth at Juneteenth Day, June 2, 2018 at Dean Park to raise funds and accept donations for their expenses to the National Competition in July. There will be Taekwondo demonstrations at the Juneteenth Day Festival. If you would like to be a sponsor, please contact Willie D. Matthews, 662.705-8656 or Elmetra Patterson, 510.672-2106.

Submitted by: Elmetra Patterson

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