Bradley’s Taekwon-Do is trying to get to nationals in New Jersey in September, giving local kids valuable competitive martial arts experience and a chance to see a different part of the country. Typically the school does two national Taekwon-Do tournaments a year through the Taekwon-Do United organization that certifies belt advancements and consists of 60 schools.
“These tournaments are an amazing experience for the kids,” Bradley instructor Sam Bradley said. “It’s great to get the experience of meeting different people from different walks of life and see people that are driven in something they love to do.”
Bradley’s Taekwon-Do was at the Chewelah Farmers Market on Friday selling raffle tickets and Papa Murphy’s cards as they try and raise money for a group of students.
Students will compete in weapon, forms and sparing. Bradley Taekwon-Do has roughly 50 students and the number attending nationals varies for tournament to tournament.
Those interested in helping out can contact 509-690-8452 or stop by Bradley’s Taekwon-Do at 114 E. Main Ave in Chewelah.