A Tae KwonDo meet is held at a highschool for the first time in North DakotaFargo, ND (WDAY TV)-- It's been around for 60 years, and it has been an olympic sport since 1988.
By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV)-- It's been around for 60 years, and it has been an olympic sport since 1988.
But, for the first time ever, a high school Tae KwonDo meet was held in North Dakota.
The event took place at Shanley High School today,
and involved several student-athletes from Williston to Barnesville and inbetween.
Two different styles were showcased, pattern and sparring.
This is a step to gain more support for the sport at the high school level.
Logan Kahl- Junior at West Fargo: "Talk to people and a lot of them will say we are just doing crazy yells and stuff like that but that's not what we do. Come in and see a practice or a tournament like this and you'll see that we do a lot of different things. The energy level is really really high in the room when it's sparring, and it's relaxed and quite like it is during pattern. Everybody will be up on their feet and yelling when sparring starts."
Williston is currently the only school in North Dakota that awards a varsity letter for taekwondo.
They're hoping today's event will open the door for other schools to do the same.