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Competition Highlights

USA Taekwondo 2017 National Championships Emmanel Tan: Gold Stone Saladino: Gold Jakwaun Shannon: Silver Sebastian Tan: Bronze Akilah Franklin: Won her first fight, lost her second against the #1 seed but never gave up!! Miles Shin: Won his first fight, lost his second but left it all on the mat! AAU State Qualifier 2017 […]

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July Featured Fighter: Trish Louie

“Taekwondo is for everybody. There’s no one who can’t benefit.” When asked what drew her Taekwondo, Trish responds without hesitation: “I wanted to kick people.” When she first came to Yi Sport at the age of 13, she was only there to watch her brother. Coach Sara remembers, “Her eyes were glued to the […]

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Coach Khalil to Take Reins as Head Coach at Yi Sport

A Message from Coach Lee: Passing the Torch – But Not Going Away! I want to start by saying thank you. You are a part of an incredible community that enriches my life beyond measure. This community has entrusted me with its children for nearly 20 years, allowing me the privilege of teaching them, […]

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Welcome Chris Xie, Assistant Coach

Welcome Chris Xie, Assistant Coach Why do Taekwondo? “It’s tons of fun!” Coach Chris answers. “You’ll meet fantastic people, make friends for life, and learn about the qualities of hard work and discipline that you need to be confident and successful. It’s never too late to learn those qualities.” And he should know. Even […]

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June 2017 Featured Fighter: Haley Smith

Haley Smith, 1st Dan Black Belt “Yi Sport changed me from a tiny little kid who didn’t have a lot of confidence to a nationally ranked fighter.” – Haley Smith, Yi Sport Alumna and Substitute Coach Ever wish your dad were a black belt in martial arts who had passed the tradition on to […]

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