Martial Arts Champions
Portland team wins trophies at tournament
3/28/2019, 9:32 a.m.
Congratulations to students from the Soo Bahk Do martial arts program in northeast Portland who took home trophies this month at the regional Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Championships in Mt. Vernon, Wash.
Jeremiah Childs won in his red belt category for sparring and took second place in forms; Malcolm
Bunyoli won second place for sparring in the same division; and Andrew Esperanza was the Yong Gi (courage) award winner in the Orange belt category.
The team’s instructor and mentor Charles Smith said everyone did a great job and demonstrated excellent discipline and spirit (Moo Do Shim Gung).
Portland Soo Bahk Do offers traditional martial arts and therapeutic martial arts for families and individuals of all ages at the Woodlawn MIC Center, 1425 N.E. Dekum St., and at the Blazers Boys and Girls Club, 5250 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.