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Competitor Spotlight for May 2019 Come Join Joseph at the Silver Sun Showdown in St. Louis, Missouri on May 18th, 2019. www.silversunshowdown.com/#!
Name: Joseph S. Rhodes
Hobbies: I enjoy working as a production engineer apprentice
Martial Arts School: God's Warriors
Martial Arts Instructors: Donna Rhodes, Justin Johnson and Sergio Ford
Base System(s) of Martial Arts: Traditional Tae Kwon Do
Team Affiliation: Team Heartland, WKU Team USA
League Affiliation: ASKC, PRO-MAC & NASKA
Brief Biography: Joseph began his martial arts journey at the age of 6. Once he began competing he soon found that he was always the smallest person in his divisions. Through sheer perseverance, inspired coaching and force of will Joe overcame being the little guy often not only defeating, but dominating the larger opponents he faced off with. In his own words, Joe tells us, “I am a competitive martial artist. I like to compete to show other small kids, that size does not matter. That you can always do your best to accomplish your goals, as far as sparring , you CAN beat the giants.” When asked about what he loves about the martial arts, Joe does not hesitate in saying, “I love to teach at God's Warriors, especially the 3-4-year-old classes. My goal in martial arts is to take one of my new white belts and bring them to the ultimate goal as a black belt.” This is a great goal for any instructor. Joe goes on to tell us about his future plans, stating, “I will be attending Bryan College or Chattanooga State this fall as dual enrollment. My career goals are unsure, but I am interested in surgical technology or engineering.” The one thing we know is that whatever goal Joseph sets for himself, he will work hard until he achieves it.
Spent last night going over forms Geicho Hyung Il Bu through Pyong An Cho Dan (about 8 forms) in a private lesson with Emmett. So, proud of how hard he worked last night! I just love this young man!!! I wish I worked half as hard and was half as good as he is when I was his age.
Hobbies: Martial arts, tricking, video editing and art
Martial Arts School: SCS Martial Arts & Fitness
Martial Arts Instructors: Renshi Sam and Sensei Crissi Boyer
Base System: Based around Kenpo Karate
Team Affiliation: Team Competitive Edge
League Affiliation: PRO-MAC & NASKA
Brief Biography: Kyleigh is a fierce competitor that trains relentlessly to be at the top of her game. When Kyleigh takes the stage, both her fellow competitors and the audience take notice. Kyleigh tells us, that like many kids growing up, she has tried various activities and sports. However, the only sport that really stuck with her was martial arts. Watching her perform, you can see firsthand that passion this young woman has for the martial arts. When asked specifically about sport karate, Kyleigh states, “I love sport karate because it’s just one big family, and it forces me to get out of my comfort zone and with my friends by my side, overcome obstacles such as stage fright.”
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