KAT once again won first place overall in the Colorado State Taekwondo Association’s annual state championships!
Note from Master Bill : For Katie Pottle and I it’s extremely humbling to be in a position to lead such a diverse, talented, and hard working group as KAT. Congratulations to everyone on winning another 1st place at the Colorado State Championships. I’d like to revive my old tradition of highlighting 3 Heroes of the Day.
HOTD1: Laron Younger – Laron sparred some of the best matches I’ve ever seen today, and that’s saying something since I’ve known him for over 20 years. He showed timing, distance, speed, control and poise that you just don’t find in a heavyweight. Besides winning breaking and sparring, he also brought a strong contingent from LaKai Taekwondo- KAT Littleton that was instrumental in our overall placing. It’s inspirational for me to see how he actually gets better with age.
HOTD2: Sir Salonis – Sir is finally sparring in a way that shows he is well on the way to reaching his true potential. He’s acrobatic, powerful, and repeating as CO State team member. Sir also developed a great team from WSHS and yet still managed to find time to coach and ref.
HOTD3: Jibreal Jones – Jibreal won his first black belt division with a close match against a great opponent. He looks like a sparrer who is ready to break into the next level.
Special thanks to Master Kenny Yoo,and his great students, Jacob Gallegos, and to Master Kamil. Thanks to Zee Nwuke and Harrison Archer for referring all day.
My favorite memory from today was when Thul-kifl Micheal and I were talking about how hard it is to raise 3 kids and Behram Mohmand and his wife looked at us the same way black belts look at white belts when they said they had a hard class..