Olney Students Place at Grand Nationals
SHREVEPORT, La. — Three students from Olney Taekwondo Center (OTC), 233 E Main St in Olney, competed here July 14 and 15 at the 2017 United Taekwondo Alliance (UTA) Grand Nationals, bringing home two silvers and a bronze.
Local competitors and their places were: Kyle Rennier of Noble, 2nd place in weapons in the age 11-13 division; Samuel Lomas of rural Olney, 2nd place in sparring in the black belt age 14-15 division; and Analiese Ringham of Olney, 3rd place in sparring in the intermediate age 8-9 division.
The event attracted more than 300 competitors from all over the country, and crowned UTA national champions in each rank and age group. Only competitors that had qualified through competition in regional tournaments could compete.
As Olney’s only dedicated martial arts training facility, OTC strives to provide quality martial arts instruction by blending traditional values with modern training techniques, offering programs in traditional taekwondo, mixed martial arts (MMA) and self-defense. All of OTC’s instructors have met stringent instructor certification requirements and teach a standardized curriculum. OTC is located at 233 E. Main St., across from Arcadia Cinemas, and can be reached at (618) 392-3800 or http://www.olneytkd.com.