As we head into the final stages of 2016, a few Young Forest Martial Arts students rallied for one final push on the tournament front by attending the AOK Tournament hosted by the Dojang, Inc. After braving an intense winter front for which the likes have not been seen since last November, students from miles around came to compete in forms (kata), weapons forms, and sparring. With summer-like weather not 12 hours prior, the apocalyptic seasons in the size of days may have scared most competitors. But not the brave few competitors who attended the AOK Tournament. Though we had few students attend, we were represented in nearly all under-belt divisions—including weapons forms; which is a first for us.
As usual, our students represented Young Forest Martial Arts honorably with good self-control and sportsmanship—as did all the competitors. Great job Young Forest Martial Arts students! And great job to the other competitors who also represented their schools honorably with great competition and sportsmanship!
And finally, thanks Dojang, Inc., and all the volunteers who made this tournament possible!