Girl power sweeps PRO TKD events |

Girl power sweeps PRO TKD events

Last year at this time, the Post Independent broke a story that later went worldwide. That story was about the induction of power breaking for women at the 2016 World Championships. That story also featured the woman that won the World Championships and who holds the world record of 11 one-inch boards with a back kick, Master Sloane Cameron of Eugene, Oregon.

Last Thursday night at the 20th annual PRO TKD Martial Art Center Kick-A-Thon, Master Cameron was in attendance. With her specialty being women empowerment, the top three winners in both divisions for the first time were women. In the age 12-and-under category, Jayla Greengrass, age 8, won her division and was the overall winner with 1,770 kicks in 15 minutes.

Age 13-and-above was won by Emelia Aguilar, age 42, with 1,726 kicks.

On Friday, Master Cameron conducted the “Girls Night Out” seminar for personal safety and awareness. Girls from ages 8-50 learned valuable skills and information to keep themselves safe.

Saturday featured an all-day display of power breaking as PRO TKD students ages 6-60 enjoyed all the valuable information and physical technique enhancement provided by their World Champion guest.

Each year, the PRO TKD Martial Art Center brings world famous martial artists to the valley for the benefit of students and the general public.

The annual Kick-A-Thon raises funds so local talent can travel to the nation’s largest martial art celebration, the U.S. Open Taekwondo Hanmadang.

This tournament features all aspects of martial art except sparring. Master Cameron will be attempting to break her record and tie the men’s record with 12 boards at this year’s U.S. Open.

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