Tae Kwon Do Comes to East Alabama

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The martial art Tae Kwon Do has been practiced for over 2000 years and now has a home in East Alabama. TV 24 Sports received an invite to the first testing in Anniston on Tuesday. The Tae Park Lewis Institute was started up by 4th degree black belt Marcus King who moved to Alabama from Tennessee. King had four high profile judges Tuesday including Grandmaster Tae Zee Park who is one of less than 20 people in the world that holds a 9th degree black belt. Park was a 7 time world champion and 12-time gold medalist. Also serving on the panel were 8th degree black belt Richard Warren, 7th degree black belt Dennis Lewis and 4th degree black belt Bruce Park, Jr. Tae Kwon Do is a martial art that does not use weapons and is practiced in over 200 countries with 120 million participants. Six more students tested as white belts today. People of all ages have studied the art of Tae Kwon Do. The craft is more than just learning the techniques of fighting, but its also rooted in strong values. Certainly a pleasure covering today’s event… For more information about the Tae Park Lewis Institute, contact the Anniston Aquatics Center…

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