Registration begins soon for the martial arts classes in February.
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Monday, January 21
Cranberry’s Parks & Recreation Department is kicking off 2013 with a new Tae Kwon Do program. Three eight-week class sessions introducing children ages 5 through 12 to the discipline start in February. The first class is at 6 p.m. Feb. 6 for those registered by Jan. 30. Each 45-minute session will teach students fundamentals of the Korean martial art. Tae Kwon Do combines combat techniques, self-defense, sport, exercise and, for more advanced students, meditation and philosophy. For more than 20 years, Tae Kwon Do has been the world’s most popular martial art, according to a news release from the township. It has been an official Olympic event since 2000. In Cranberry’s introductory class, the emphasis is on gaining focus, fitness, …
Wexford Tae Kwon Do school, Cranberry lawyer, win medals at international tournament.
Martial artists from Zang TKD, a Tae Kwon Do school in Wexford, found success on the mats last month after earning gold medals at the Gen. Choi Memorial Cup Championship in Toronto. The annual tournament invited Tae Kwon Do schools from around the world to celebrate the martial art and its founder, Gen. Choi Hong Hi. Zang TKD owner master Robert Zang and two of his students won a total of four gold medals at the tournament. Zang, a sixth-degree black belt, earned two of the gold medals, one for patterns and the other for sparring in the men’s 18-to-34-year-old category. “I won patterns, which is pre-arranged offensive and defensive movements; it’s almost like a dance routine of martial arts movements,” Zang said. “I also won in sparring, …