Seven members of the Tiger Rock Martial Arts of Bridge City academy went to the Tiger Rock World Championships in Birmingham, Ala. on July 13 and 14 and competed in many martial arts events.

These seven members returned to Bridge City with 12 medals to their credit.

Listed by TaeKwonDo rank, the following are the members who attended and their subsequent wins: 4th Degree Black Belt, Elyse Thibodeaux (owner of TRMABC) competed in the Women’s Black Belt (All Ranks) age 46 and above. She returned with a first place in Traditional Forms, first place in Counter Aggression Skills, 2nd place in Traditional Free Design Forms, third Place in One-Steps and third Place in Sport Sparring. L2 1st Degree Black Belt, Christian Skidmore competiting in the Youth 1st Degree Black Belt Division returned with a first in Board Breaking, second in One-Steps and third in Traditional Forms.

L2 Red Belt Kearsten Temple, competing in the Women’s Adult Red Belt division brought home first place medals in Counter Aggression Skills and Traditional Free Design, second place in Sport Sparring, One-Steps and Traditional Forms. L1 Red Belt Matthew Rainey competed in the Youth Red Belt Division returned home with first place in One-Steps, second in Sport Sparring and Traditonal Free Design Forms and third place in Traditional Forms. Teri Rainey, Aaron Thibodeaux and Jordan Janis-Williams were awarded a certificate of participation for their great effort during competition.

This group as well as other students are looking forward to the upcoming Tiger Rock National Tournament in The Woodlands on Sept. 22.

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