Martial arts youth excel at Cody tournament

Posted 10/14/21

Big Horn Martial Art’s academy students made a short trip to Cody last weekend to compete in different practices, including poomsae, sparring, weapons and board breaking.

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Martial arts youth excel at Cody tournament

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Big Horn Martial Art’s academy students made a short trip to Cody last weekend to compete in different practices, including poomsae, sparring, weapons and board breaking.

Poomsae is a defined pattern of fundamental stances, blocks, punches and kicks arranged to demonstrate a series of attacks and defenses.

Students placing in first at the Cody tournament for their respective divisions in poomsae were Makoto Kawano, Uriel Paul, Marcello Souza, Zaphira Paul, Jude Thomas, Trenton Kawano, Charity Siggins and Cori Siggins. 

Second place place recipients in poomsae included Logan Gamble, Carter Gamble, Nylea Paul, Gavin Soloai, Hayden Peters, Taylor Peters, Jared Bates and Cassie Siggins.

Third place in poomsae were Easton Siggins, Audrey Hultgren, Jasmyn Miller and Luke Thomas.

Andrew Edwards had a fourth place finish.

Sparring is a type of free form fighting in which opponents fight and demonstrate the different techniques they have learned. Students placing first in their respective divisions were Dalton Moss, Nylea Paul, Soloai, Zaphira Paul, Miller, Kawano and Charity Siggins.

Second place recipients were Daisy Moss, Carter Gamble, Edwards, Ian Legler, Luke Thomas and Taylor Peters.

Those placing in third for their division in sparring were Kawano, Logan Gamble, Hultgren, Jude Thomas, Hayden Peters and Bates.

Weapons includes the demonstration of the use of weapons in a martial arts setting, not against an opponent.

Zaphira Paul and Bates were the two first-place winners in their respective divisions for weapons.

Miller and Taylor Peters earned second place in their divisions.

Soloai, Legler and Hayden Peters placed third for weapons.

Bates was the only competitor to place in board breaking, taking second in the competition.

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