Generation TKD competition team athletes attended the a rumble event at Cyclone Martial Arts. Money raised from this rumble helped California Jr. participants going to Jr. World Championship in Canada, 4 of which are from California! Around 60 competitors of all belts and ages competed, not for medal, but for some extra practice time. These types of events were geared more towards self-development for young kids in sparring. The focus was to build their sparring IQ and stamina for the sports without all the fanfare of medals and podiums.
There were times, Master Chino encouraged scrimmages and rumbles over local tournaments for some of his competition team athletes. He has said, “this is where you get to practice what you learn in class on someone who is not your teammate. Fight your fight, whether you win or lose the most important thing to take from it is what you learned.” His technique was to remove them from their comfort zone, and execute what was retained during his class. Generation TKD is all about building up to a greater goal — practice and execute beautifully.