On March 20, the LCRD taekwondo team competed in the Georgia Martial Arts Festival in Dalton. Four competitors brought home seven medals.
The team is led by TKD hall-of-famer Rafael Medina and instructor Edmond Conyers. Team trainers say practices and competitions are intensifying as they prepare the athletes for the national qualifier in Daytona, Fla., and the National Junior Olympics in Orlando, Fla.
The coaches said they’re proud to be part of something they feel is truly special by instilling the positive discipline of taekwondo.
Austin Ray won first place in sparring and second place in the forms competition in the 18-and-older red belt division
Armando Toledo won second place in sparring in the 12-13-year-old red belt division.
Tyrique Coleman won second place in sparring and third place in the forms competition in the 10-11-year-old green belt division.
Kiara Edwards won first in sparring and second place in the forms competition in the 10-11-year-old yellow belt division.