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Fall 2017 Featured Fighter: Drea Lopez Diaz

Posted on November 20, 2017 by Norea Hoeft

Featured Fighter: Drea Lopez Diaz,  3rd Dan Black Belt and Yi Sport Volunteer “When I was little growing up in Sacramento, I would always watch Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee movies with my dad and little sisters, and I was like, ‘I wanna do that!’ So he took us to a local karate school.” Thankfully, […]

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August Featured Fighter: Dom Jacobs

Posted on August 23, 2017 by Norea Hoeft

Dominic Jacobs, Substitute Coach “At the end of the day, you’re the one in the ring. You’re the only one who can fight for you.” While it’s true that you’re alone in the ring, Dom Jacobs also knows that it takes a family to get you there. His mother enrolled him in Taekwondo classes […]

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June 2017 Featured Fighter: Haley Smith

Posted on August 18, 2017 by Kicksite

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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Welcome Chris Xie, Assistant Coach

Posted on August 18, 2017 by Kicksite

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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Coach Khalil to Take Reins as Head Coach at Yi Sport

Posted on August 18, 2017 by Kicksite

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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July Featured Fighter: Trish Louie

Posted on August 18, 2017 by Kicksite

“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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Competition Highlights

Posted on August 18, 2017 by Kicksite

Northwest Martial Arts Festival 2017 Elaina Rhodes – Gold Washington State Governor’s Cup 2017 Ronan Faherty – Gold Polaris Altares – Silver (lost to teammate Ronan) JP Yang – Gold Winter Faherty – Gold Emmanuel Tan – Gold Sebastian Tan – Gold Akilah Franklin – Gold Elaina Rhodes – Gold Liz Jallinger – Gold USA […]

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