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Legion Hap Ki Do hosts international event and performs well

The weekend event included a demo competition as well as workshops
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The Legion Hap Ki Do club hosted the annual Warrior Weekend at the Legion Hall this past weekend, and well over a hundred martial arts enthusiasts from Canada, Iowa, Michigan, New Hampshire, and Ohio participated.

The weekend began with a Demo Competition on Friday, and the local Ancient Fighting Arts School, under Assistant Master Bobby Clement, took the 'Soar With The Best' Eagle Award with a narrow defeat over the North American Martial Arts Institute of Ohio team.  

The following Legion Hap Ki Do Club Instructors took a number of Medals home in the 'individual' competitions:

  • 1st Degree Black Belt Kyle MacDonald - Silver
  • 3rd Degree Black Belt Michael Paciocco - Silver
  • 5th Degree Black Belt Steve Jensen - Bronze
  • Black Belt Senior  Kevin Lamour - Gold and Jay Riggins - Silver

On Saturday, participants enjoyed a number of workshops that were geared to improve their skills, and the feedback was that everyone enjoyed themselves immensely and learned a lot.

On Saturday evening, after enjoying a wonderful meal prepared by the Legion Ladies Auxiliary, the following Legion Martial Arts Hap Ki Do Club students were presented with special awards:

  • Black Belt of the year - Jay Riggins
  • Student of the year - The Onken family (Angela, Matthias, Shelby, and Anakin)
  • Competitor of the year - Kyle MacDonald
  • Grace McColman - Most Improved Student (Junior)
  • Shelby Onken - Most improved student (Adult)
  • Bert Hillyard - Jung Shin (Best Spirit) Award