Fourteen students age 7 to 12 from Cho’s Academy of Laguna Beach competed among 1,000 participants at the 22nd Annual KS Choi California Open Tae Kwon Do Championships in Carson on Oct. 18.
Cho’s team won five gold and two silver medals. Three of the Cho team losses were extremely close matches, with one match going into double-overtime, another into standard overtime and one loss a likely result of accidental fouls.
The Cho’s Academy team undergoes a rigorous training schedule and are encouraged to be humble in victory and to accept loss with dignity. All academy youth students are required to compete as part of their curriculum.
“I am incredibly proud of all my students for their work-ethic, follow-through and bravery,” said academy owner Jacob Cho, who established the business in 2009. He offers tae kwon do, Brazilian jiu jitsu, yoga and conditioning fitness classes at the 1966 S. Coast Highway studio.Firebrand Media LLC wants comments that advance the discussion, and we need your help to accomplish this mission. Debate and disagreement are welcomed on our platforms but do it with respect. We won't censor comments we disagree with. Viewpoints from across the political spectrum are welcome here. While everyone is entitled to their opinion, our community is not obliged to host all comments shared on its website or social media pages, including:
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