Essex, Maryland, USA
I would like to welcome everyone to the 2015 U.S. Taekwondo Festival Open Championship. This prestigious tournament will mark the finale of this year’s finest in competition as well as refereeing and judging for the Maryland State Taekwondo Association. This remarkable tournament is one of my favorite of the year since all proceeds from this tournament go directly to the United States Taekwondo Scholarship Foundation which supports all Taekwondo practitioners.
On behalf of the Maryland State Taekwondo Association, it gives me great honor to announce this year’s competition to mark the 24th Year Anniversary for the proclamation of Taekwondo Day in the City of Baltimore. This also coincides with the celebration of Taekwondo Day marked by the World Taekwondo Federation as it is now internationally recognized by all countries beyond!
Remember Taekwondo competition is an essential part of martial arts training. Competition allows you to put your individual skills to the test against another individual of similar experience and level. But keep in mind Taekwondo competition is ultimately a learning experience. And with every experience in life you gain knowledge, strength, courage, and confidence. So through your experience at the U.S. Taekwondo Festival you will become a better Taekwondo student overall.