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Auvenshine’s Taekwondo 13th Annual Martial Arts Tournament – March 17, 2012

Get ready for another tournament, everyone!

Mr. and Mrs. Bill and Patty Auvenshine host their 13th Annual Martial Arts Tournament at Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield, Ill., on Saturday, March 17, 2012.

Events include Forms, Sparring and Grappling. Grand champions will be awarded in junior and adult black belt forms divisions. Please note the the Sparring event is Olympic-style, meaning there will be two rounds of continuous sparring with 30 seconds of rest in between the rounds.

The cost is $40 for one event, plus $5 for each additional event. Spectators ages 12+ must pay $3, 6-11 $2, and ages 5 and under get in free.

Unlike many tournaments, this event includes electronic scoring and matted rings.

For a complete breakdown of rules, see the Auvenshine’s tournament package.

Metamora Martial Arts has competed in the Auvenshine’s tournament several times – first in 2007, then again in 2010 (Jake Potter and I both took 2nd place in our Forms divisions) and 2011.

Adam Bockler

Sensei Adam Bockler is a 2nd-degree black belt in karate and the owner of Metamora Martial Arts. He's been in the martial arts since 2003, and has received instruction in tai chi chuan, Hsing-i chuan, judo, tae kwon do and XMA. Sensei Bockler was inducted into the 2014 USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame as Karate Black Belt of the Year. He is the communications manager for Float Mobile Learning.

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  3. jeff tuttle 14 Dec 2013 | reply

    i dont train muay thai in a dojo in springfield, IL. Iv been doing muay thai martial arts at home with the scott sullivan’s muay thai martial arts. would i qualify as a fighter if i was to join a martial arts tournment. i been doing martial arts for some time. i started doing tae kwon do when i was 8 yrs old. i been doing muay thai for about 3 yrs now. i been wanting to join in a martial arts tournment and show my family and friends in riverton illinois that i am someone.

    • Adam Bockler 14 Dec 2013 | reply

      You would have to contact the tournament promoter to determine whether you’re eligible to compete.

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