Mar 18

Walker’s Taekwondo Tournament of Champions IX – May 19, 2012

Mr. Joe Walker hosts the ninth Tournament of Champions in Bloomington, Ill., on Saturday, May 19.

For the first time this year, the event will have black belts 14+ double-elimination parring, a grand championship for colored belt forms, and three overall colored belt forms grand champion awards for ages 9 and under, 10-17, and 18 and over.

Other events include forms and Olympic sparring. Olympic sparring, for those unfamiliar, is continuous sparring for a given amount of time for two rounds. The time varies for colored belts (two 1-minute rounds) and black belts (two 2-minute rounds), with a 30-second rest period in between rounds.

The black belt forms grand champion in the junior and senior divisions will win a 6-foot-tall trophy, as well as $100 cash.

The tournament will be hosted at Illinois Wesleyan University’s Shirk Center and will start at 10 a.m. Fees are $50 for both events before May 5. After May 5, add $10.

A full tournament packet can be downloaded at the Walker’s Taekwondo Tournament of Champions IX page.

302 E. Emerson St.
Bloomington, IL 61701

Joe Walker

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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