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Arch Taekwondo Shines At Missouri State Taekwondo Open

Master Patrick Thimangu - Archtkd. Martial arts in USA. Taekwondo classes in St. Louis.
FENTON, Mo. – Arch Taekwondo taekwondoin shone Saturday at a well attended Missouri State Taekwondo Open Championship, hauling home two gold and three silver medals.

Eric Greitens and Scott Harrison earned gold for Arch in sparring at the championships, which were organized by the Missouri State Taekwondo Organization. Glennon “Pete” Evans and Thomas Parson captured silver in sparring. Parsons earned an additional silver in forms. 

“This was a good showing at a state level championship,” said Patrick L. Thimangu, master instructor and principal at Arch Taekwondo. “We don’t consider ourselves a hardcore competition dojang because we lean towards a more balanced curriculum, but our performance shows we can hold our own with the best Kukkiwon style competitors in Missouri.”
Greitens, 1st dan, took first place in the 30-plus black belt division after halting Caleb Caldwell of Kelly’s Martial Arts in Fenton. A referee stopped the fight in the second round after Caldwell, while behind on points, suffered a leg injury. 

Harrison, 3rd geup, won gold in the adult color belt divisions after defeating two competitors. That includes Joshua Boldt, from Woosop’s Taekwondon in Fenton. 

Evans, 1st dan, captured a silver medal in the 40-plus blackbelt division after fighting against Eric Lewis of Missouri Martial Arts, in House Spring, Mo., in three grueling bouts. Evans lost the first bout, won the second in sudden death, and lost the third narrowly.

Parsons, 4th geup, won a silver in forms by performing taeguk oh jang. He earned silver in sparring after competing and losing against Kevin Keenoy, an experienced red belt from Jungyae Moosul of Missouri in Wentzville.  

Greiten’s victory at the Missouri Open came a week after he competed at the U.S. Open Taekwondo Championships held in Las Vegas. He was the only American, among 8 taekwondoin, competing in a very competitive Ultra (age 33-40) middleweight division. 

Greitens lost 2-10 to Alexandre Huertas of Brazil after a  spirited effort. Huertas used light head kicks in the second round to open a point gap, which Greiten couldn’t seal.
News Source: Arch Taekwondo News. | Dated: 2013-03-02 20:30:00

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