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October 22, 2013
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Locals earn medals at martial arts event

Nine local martial artists representing Northwest Martial Arts (NWMA) competed on Saturday and returned home with 17 medals from the Silicon Valley Open Taekwondo Championships in San Jose, Calif. Team members ranged in age from 10 to 35 and competed in Poomse (traditional pattern), Combination Kicking and Sparring. Team members had been preparing for about 12 weeks for their first tournament, according to instructor Nyls Rothfusz. “They did remarkably well for this being their first tournament,” Rothfusz noted. “They were nervous to be sure, but they all went out there and competed their hearts out.” Individual results of the competition …

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The Record Courier Updated Oct 22, 2013 09:36PM Published Oct 22, 2013 09:30PM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.