St. Maarten Martial artists go international

POSTED: 10/9/15 3:21 PM


martial artswwwThe team of local martial artists before their departure to Disney World. Photo contributed

GREAT BAY – Martial artists from St. Maarten take to the international stage today at the start of a three-day Festival tournament featuring martial artists from around the world.

Some 16 athletes of the King Yen Tae Kwon Do School in St. Maarten, left from the Princess Juliana International Airport Wednesday, along with five coaches, to compete in the international meet following months of preparation.

Joining the team is Tae Kwon Do Master Lui, who says the athletes are looking forward to their participation in the event at the ESPN Wide World of Sports @ Walt Disney World, where they hope to win many medals.

The tournament is from today until Sunday where the athletes will contest with other international athletes in forms, breakings and sparring competitions.

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