"CHARGING INTO THE FUTURE!"
Students, instructors, family members and friends from all over met at the Keystone Ski Resort in Colorado, for the 34th Moo Sul Kwan Summer Expo.
Taking place from June 1-3, the theme of Expo XXXIV was "Charging into the Future!" Each CTI / MSK / AMASEA event during the past year was bigger and stronger than ever because of the constant charge of our students and instructors. This year's dynamic Expo Teaching Staff wanted to ride this dynamic wave and help Expo participants experience the idea of what charging into the future is all about.
There were classes in sparring, poomse, one-step sparring, self-defense, judo, MSK Hapkido, target kicking and more. Featured master instructors at this year's Summer Expo were: Great Grandmaster Bong Yul Shin, 9th dan, Grandmaster Charles Hildebrand, 8th dan, Grandmaster Jim Sautel, 8th dan, Grandmaster Merinda Sautel, 7th dan, Grandmaster John Sautel, 7th dan, Master Erik Albrechtson, 6th dan, Master Fred Sautel, 5th dan, Master Clayton Garner, 5th dan, Master Alice Meyung, 5th dan and Master Tom Hunter, 5th dan.
Classes began on Friday evening and continued the next morning. Special classes for black and red belts began at 6:00 AM and 7:00 AM respectively. All other belts had their first class at 8:00 AM and worked hard to lunch time. There were also special classes for our parents and friends of Moo Sul Kwan.
The Broken Knuckle Challenge III started after lunch. Divisions of students performed many different tasks and took on hard challenges that pushed their limits at the over 9,000 ft. elevation of Keystone! On Saturday evening, everyone got together for the annual Expo Banquet and Party! Music was provided by the black belt band, Moo Sul Rock, with some special guest performers including MSK and AMASEA President Hildebrand. During the evening, each CTI Campus presented a video of an original television commercial for a TV show. Some of the video-shorts were Gilligan's Taekwondo Island, Kicking with the Stars, Family Feud, The Intense and the Powerful and The Black Belt Apprentice.
Sunday began early for the upper belts with some advanced training, followed by classes for everyone until the closing ceremonies.
Broken Knuckle Challenge III results:
Parents 1st-Debbie Eichelberger 2nd-Miha Vieru 3rd-Amy Chavez
Black Belt Men I 1st-Mark Scott 2nd-Andy McDaniel and Rick Orton 3rd-Kyle Feagans
Black Belt Men II 1st-Brian Steward 2nd-Peyton Brauch 3rd-Caleb Feagans
Advanced Women 1st- Jennifer McKernan 2nd-Irene Kim 3rd-Eileen Lindner
Adult Women 1st-Kaddie Willians 2nd-Kirun Agarwal 3rd-Lauren Smith
Adult Men 1st-Brian Jense 2nd-Brian O'Reilly 3rd-Diego Quezada
Intermediate Women 1st-Kayla Roberts 2nd-Annie Jensen and Vi Vu 3rd-Courtney Moen
Teen 1 1st-Chase Wyngarden 2nd-Jameson Healy 3rd-Josh Miller
Teen 2 1st-India Ross 2nd-Mateo Piza 3rd-Robbie Crandell and Sean Huntley
Teen 3 1st-Jacob Bloom 2nd-Zoie Anglin 3rd-Hannah Meadows
Junior Adv 1 1st-Julian Marine 2nd-Bella Lasater 3rd-Turner Jensen
Junior Int 1 1st- Katelyn Minden 2nd- Colton Anglin 3rd- Lorainna Shultz
Junior Adv 2 1st-Caiden Murphy 2nd-Nathaniel McKernan 3rd-Ryann Beaver
Junior Int 2 1st-Lily Strickland 2nd-Marley Powers 3rd- Kylee Odom and Ali Wolfe