Adam Schmidt of Haysville. Courtesy photo.
Adam Schmidt, Trisha Leidich, Jaxson Corbin and Stephen Swope, students at Black Eagle Martial Arts in Haysville and Derby, Kansas, competed in the 2013 Mid-Continent Open Martial Arts Championships in Andover, Kansas, on Saturday, March 9th. All four students returned with medals for their efforts.
Adam Schmidt of Haysville, red belt, won gold in weapons sparring, placed 3rd in weapons form, 2nd in forms, and 3rd in sparring. Schmidt also competed for grand champion in his division for weapons sparring.
Trisha Leidich of Derby, 2nd Dan, placed 2nd in weapons form, 2nd in weapons sparring, and 2nd in forms.
Stephen Swope of Mulvane, green belt, received gold in forms and 4th place in sparring
Jaxson Corbin of Derby, green belt, earned 3rd place in sparring and 4th place in forms.
The 2013 Mid-Continent Open was sponsored by Air Capital Taekwondo in Andover, Kansas.
Black Eagle Martial Arts teaches competition Tae Kwon Do to children (ages 5+) and adults at locations in Derby, Haysville and Mulvane. Master Decou, 6th Dan and head instructor, was a former competitor and international referee. Visit BlackEagleMartialArts.com for more information.