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Local martial arts students perform well in competition

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Submitted photoBraden Schroeder, a 13-year-old Tang Soo Do blackbelt, shows off his form.
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Recently 19 members of Tahoe City Tang Soo Do traveled to Garberville, Calif., with their families and friends to compete in the World Tang Soo Do Association Region One Championship.

These martial art students fared well in competition, which included sparring, traditional forms, weapons demonstration and a breaking competition.

Tahoe City Tang Soo Do will be traveling this summer to the Anaheim Convention Center to compete in the Tang Soo Do World Championship. More than 1,600 competitors from 34 countries will compete in the event.

“Our local competitors are busy tuning up their techniques and are working hard to make sure that they are in excellent shape to represent our community,” said Chief Instructor Master Tim Schroeder, who has more than 26 years of martial arts training. “I am proud of the extraordinary efforts that these martial artists have committed to in order to rise to the occasion and represent our community.”

Tahoe City Tang Soo Do meets at the Fairway Community Center in Tahoe City. Classes are held for children and adults attending from North Lake Tahoe, Truckee and South Lake Tahoe.

The three main purposes of Tang Soo Do are health, self-enhancement and self-defense. Anyone interested in the study of Tang Soo Do may contact Dr. Schroeder at 583-7477.

Tang Soo Do is a traditional martial art that is more than 2,000 years old. Grandmaster Jae C. Shin began teaching Tang Soo Do to students in the United States in 1968 and in 1982 chartered the World Tang Soo Do Association. Above all, the organization is happy to be involved in a feeling of fraternity among its 120,000 members in 29 countries.

Nash Baehr Silver ” breaking

Derek Billings Silver ” forms; Silver ” sparring

Shelby Crawford Gold ” forms; Silver ” sparring

Randy Dresselhaus Silver ” forms; Gold ” sparring

Tim Godwin Silver ” forms; Silver ” sparring; Bronze ” weapons

Lindsay House Gold ” forms; Bronze ” sparring; Silver ” weapons

Jared Kauffman Silver ” forms; Silver ” sparring

Eric Olson Silver ” forms; Gold ” sparring

Chris Patzke Gold ” forms; Gold ” sparring

April Rios Bronze ” forms; Gold ” sparring

Arnie Rios Gold ” sparring; Gold ” forms; Gold ” breaking

Elyssa Rios Silver ” forms; Gold ” sparring

Kelly Rios Silver ” forms

Jon Paul Wozniak Bronze ” sparring