Taekwondo tourney draws a crowd

By: Staff Report
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Anyone walking into the Folsom Sports Complex on April 4, wouldn’t have been able to shoot any hoops. That’s because the complex was packed full of about 400 martial artists, who descended upon the complex to compete in a Taekwondo Tournament, put on by Clint Robinson of Robinson Taekwondo. While the event is normally held at American River College, Robinson was happy with how things turned out with the event in Folsom. “We had about 400 competitors from ages 6 up to 55 years old, along with a couple of nationally-ranked athletes too,” Robinson said. “After the tournament we had about 140 people test for varying levels of black belts. There was a lot of good competition and it was a lot of fun.” Robinson, who owns two Taekwondo gyms in Folsom, was thrilled with the large number of spectators who turned out for the event as well. “I’m projecting that we had at least 800 people coming and going throughout the day,” Robinson said. “Everything went really well. I received a lot of positive comments from participants and their parents. I’ve got a top-notch tournament crew and people commented on how efficient and organized everything was run.” Robinson said tournaments of this size are normally held three times a year. The next one is scheduled for May, but this time it will be held in San Diego.