The annual Ahn Taekwondo Classic was held on April 27, 2018 in Mason, Ohio. This was the 51st anniversary for the event. The honorary chairperson for the event was Grandmaster Kyongwon Ahn. The Tournament Director was Master Jamie Hamilton.
The events showcased at the tournament were breaking, forms, Olympic style sparring, and point sparring. 550 competitors form 66 schools and clubs competed throughout the day – with the final match ending at 7:00 pm. Is was a great day thanks to all the referees, volunteers, and competitors.
The Ahn Classic is one of the larges Taekwondo events in the mid-west. With competitors coming from five states this year, we are already looking forward to next year’s tournament. This will be our 52nd anniversary, and the planning has already begun.
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We are very excited to invite you to join us for the 51st annual Ahn Taekwondo Classic. This year’s event will be held at Courts for Sports in Mason, Ohio on Saturday, April 28th.
We are excited to offer competitors a variety of events including: Forms, Breaking, Olympic-Style Sparring, and Point sparring.
In addition to the tournament, there are plenty of family friendly activities very close by.
We will look forward to seeing you in April!
The Ahn Taekwondo Classic celebrated its 50th anniversary in April of 2017. In spite of the inclement weather, more than 500 participants spent the day competing in forms, breaking and sparring competition.
Grandmaster Ahn was the Honorary Chairperson for the Classic – traveling to Cincinnati from his home in California to be with us. This year’s competitors and dignitaries came from Ohio, Indiana, West Virginia, New York, Kentucky, and California. And, more than 60 schools were represented by competitors.
We want to thank all of the referees, sponsors, volunteers, and parents who helped to make the event a success. Note that preparations have already begun for next year’s event which will be held on April 28th, 2018. For details, visit the tournament website at http://www.ahnclassic.com.
This past week, three of our UTA schools had teams that competed in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida at the AAU National Taekwondo Championships.
Competitors from all three schools have been training and competing since September 2015 in preparation for their performance at Nationals, and all of the preparation truly paid off! All of the competitors exceeded our high expectations.
Congratulations to the following UTA competitors:
RJ Gerhardt – Gold Medal in Forms
Master Robert Gerhardt – Silver Medal in Olympic Sparring, Bronze Medal in Forms
Zion Ivery – Bronze Medal in Forms
Nick Magaletta – Bronze Medal in Olympic Sparring
Master Ryan Newburn – Silver Medal in Olympic Sparring
Cassie Parkos – Silver Medal in Olympic Sparring
Jaylee Sowders – Bronze Medal in Olympic Sparring
Brett Updike – Bronze Medal Forms
We recently had two UTA Black Belts participate in the Tae Kwon Do US Open Hanmadang in Denver, Colorado. Congratulations to both Master Debbie Gutzwiller and Mr. Tom Myers for their outstanding performances!
Results are as follows:
1st place traditional forms
1st place creative forms
2nd place team traditional forms
1st place power spin back kick breaking
1st place power skipping side kick breaking.
2nd place traditional forms
2nd place team traditional forms
1st place power skipping side kick breaking