State, Local, and Regional Level Oom Yung Doe Tournaments
Coming in mid-October
Congratulations Spring Tournament Winners!
Youth State Level Tournament
- Andrew A-K -- State Silver
- Ben R -- State Silver
- Oliver R. -- State Silver
- Shreyaan P. -- State Bronze
- Parsa D. -- State Bronze
Youth Local Level Tournament
Students at this level need to demonstrate at least 1 Dan Hyung (Beginning Short Form) or a specific curriculum level form. Many of these students participated in a tournament for the first time.
- Nate K. -- Local Silver
- Connor M. -- Local Bronze
- Lyla F. -- Local Bronze
- Melody S. -- Local Bronze
- Blanca G.. -- Local Bronze
- Ahana R. -- Local Bronze
This level requires students to demonstrate a minimum of three Jhoon Hyung (Middle Short Form) level forms These forms are longer than a Dan Hyung form and typically 2 to 3 times more difficult to demonstrate. All three forms must be demonstrated with the skill and ability necessary to achieve the medal
- Assistant Head Instructor Michelle J. --- Regional Bronze
Adult State Level Tournament
This level requires students to demonstrate a minimum of two Dan Hyung (Beginning Short Form) level forms. Each practitioner is graded based on their age, rank and body type so multiple people may earn the same level of medal.
- Head Instructor MacKenzie G. -- State Silver
- Assistant Head Instructor Justin M. -- State Silver
- Instructor Geoff R. -- State Silver
- Chris T. -- State Bronze
October 2017 Tournament Highlights
Check out what Tournament Training can do for you!
Jeffery M. (8 years old) demonstrates Tan Nan Kwan Su, a Kung Fu form that mimics the moments of the deep ocean waves. This movement was taught at the 2015 Weeklong less than 1 month before the tournament. With all the individualized instruction from the Weeklong training, Jeffery was able to bring his movement up to State Level Gold Medal standards, a new personal best for him.
Youth and Junior students (left) demonstrate the skill, abilities, discipline and focus they have developed from their Dan Hyung (Short Form) training during the Spring Tournament. At this age, focusing intently on developing one form helps build mental concentration which can be applied to their academics.
Instructor Shirley of the Redmond school demonstrates that even in her seventies she can still move with strength and grace. Here she demonstrates Tuksuli (Eagle Form) from the Kung Fu style. Many practitioners like Instructor Shirley who continue to train find that they can maintain a higher quality of life throughout their later years. Allowing them to stay active and continue doing the activities they enjoy.
Ben R. (7 years old) demonstrates the development he gained practicing Angry Dragon 2, a Kung Fu style form. Before training with the MLT team Ben was easily distracted during lessons and needed a lot of external help staying on task. After his training, he's able to keep himself on track for the entire lesson as well as developing the strength and intensity with his movement that earned him a Silver Certificate in his first Local Level Tournament.
Michelle J. (34 years old) demonstrates the development she gained from taking Championship Course Training with Pu Chae (Chinese Fan). The benefits of intensive training like this can be both physical and mental. Often practitioners don't know what they will gain from challenging themselves with tournament training. Before participating in her first tournament (shown in the video to the left) Michelle used to get very nervous demonstrating or speaking in front of an audience. Her stage fright was bad enough that she nearly panicked right before beginning the demonstration. Michelle was able to re-center herself and find a state of mental calm, overcoming the stage fright and going on to earn a bronze medal. Since challenging herself this way, she hasn't experienced being nervous speaking or demonstrating in front of an audience.