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WTA International Goodwill Championship 2017

July 27, 2017

 Loaded up and headed out!! Driving down the WTA mats and tournament gear! 

 The most decent picture I could get of our crew. 

 Day 2, 14 hours into our drive, 2 hours from Tampa and a blowout! Spares didn't fit, had to wait out a major thunderstorm.... 

 but 5 hours later we were back on the road! 

Sr Master Burleson met us at the door of the hotel at 11 pm when we pulled up! Clapping and bowing. It was so nice to be greeted by a familiar, smiling face after that long, unplanned "pit stop." 

 

The next day everything was set up and ready to go for Friday! A beautiful sight the night before competition. 

 

 The medals were beautiful and we were planning for our guys and girl to bring a few home!

Everyone weighed in, got registered and received their passes. 

 Ms. Lindsey in the staging area, ready to get this tournament started! She is the definition of black belt material! Dedication, heart, sportsmanship and always with a smile!

 

 Mr. Braedon was the first to medal but Lindsey would be shortly behind him, with others to follow. 

 

 

 

 

 Overall BMAA brought home 4 Golds, 4 Silvers and 3 Bronzes!! We are so proud of these guys!

 

 Ms. Landon worked hard all weekend helping score keep in several different rings. 

 Brother/Sister love. She is very proud of him!

 

 Mr. Braedon and his new little friends from Scotland. They told him they have BMAA shirts from last years tournament in England, Mr. Goodson gave them!!

 

 We had some great meals together with our tkd family, time to visit and relax.

 like.... 300 members of our tkd family!

 Mr. Bourgeois and family.

 GMM toasting the GM Whitlow on his promotion,the tournament, and all the competitors and volunteers. 

 Dedication. Practicing team pattern on the beach.

 

 Judges panel during the testing Friday night. It was a great honor to witness a Master testing for Grand Master. This is not something many witness. 

 KayLynn and Colton also tested for and received their 4th Degree. 

Mr. Bourgeois working a knot out of Braedon's back between matches.

 

 

 Mr. Goodson's hard work paid off!

 

 Then we had time for some beach and vacationing!

 

We will be home soon and can't wait to see all of our students and friends!! 

 

Time to get to work and get ready for next year!! Birmingham, England!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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