Young black belt earns world champion title

Dylan Fernandes of Ramona earned the first place World Champion title in his age division in the American Taekwondo Association (ATA) annual World Championships Tournament in Little Rock, Ark.

Fernandes, a first degree black belt, competed against nine other top ten finalists from around the world in the boys ages 9-11 ring at the Little Rock Statehouse Convention Center on June 21 and 22.

He earned the first place gold medal in creative forms, placed second in traditional weapons, and placed third  in traditional forms and sparring.

Fernandes, one of 5,000 competitiors who traveled to the ATA World Championships, trains at Church’s Martial Arts in San Diego.

This year’s ATA World Championships drew more than 20,000 martial arts students, instructors and fans from nearly 20 countries for specialty training seminars, high rank belt testing and competition.

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Posted by Karen Brainard on Jul 25 2012. Filed under Sports, Youth. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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