U.S. Open Tae Kwon Do Championship In Las Vegas……




So some friends came into town as they were competing in the U.S. Open Tae Kwon Do Championship in Las Vegas.  I stopped in to check out some of the second day’s action as Terry Stoker’s son Zachary and his wife were competing.  The U.S. Open is a big event with a lot of competitors from around the world.  I’m not sure how the attendance was but there were a lot of very highly skilled Olympic style Tae Kwon Do practitioner’s.  Olympic Tae Kwon Do is impressive to watch in person because you can see/feel the athleticism of the players.   Lots of endurance, flexibility and speed was on display.  One thing I noticed is that the level of professionalism of the judging and center referee’s was outstanding.  Players wear socks,gloves and chest gear that electronically score the points.  Each coach has a challenge card and every match is video taped so that the referee’s can go back and verify that a point or points was actually scored.  High level gear, great athletes, referees and coaches make this a very cool martial sport.  If you get a chance to check it out do so!


See You On The Mats!!!

Brian R. VanCise

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Hi my name is Brian R. VanCise and my passion is the Martial Sciences. I have trained almost my entire life in the pursuit of martial excellence and I teach a world class curriculum in Las Vegas, Nevada. Contact us at: 702-326-3622
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2 Responses to U.S. Open Tae Kwon Do Championship In Las Vegas……

  1. Tim says:

    How did Terry’s son and his wife do?

  2. Hey Tim,
    The competition is still going on and one of his sons is competing tomorrow. The other son had a tough draw and lost but a good showing. Cross your fingers for Caleb tomorrow as it is his day! I am going to try and get down there but it will be tough.

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