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October 2010

Thayer boys medal in Ames

AMES, IA. -- Representing Kang's Martial Arts Academy, the Thayer brothers attended the 2010 Iowa State University Tae Kwon Do Championships.  The 31st annual event was held Saturday, October 23rd, with participants coming in from a number of surrounding states. 

Second degree blackbelt Daniel Thayer, 14, earned a medal in every event he entered.  Daniel won a gold medal in board breaking, featuring his trademark knifehand strike.  He also earned a silver medal in sparring, as well as a bronze in forms.

Battling his match opponent into overtime, Brown/redbelt John Thayer, 10, earned a bronze medal in sparring. 

Specializing in Tae Kwon Do and Kum Do Martial arts training, Kang’s Academy is located at 2421 James St. in Coralville. Located directly across from the Coral Ridge Mall and close to IHop, Kang’s is open from 4:45pm into the evening hours Monday through Thursday. A second school is located in Marion. For more information check out the Kang’s Martial Arts website at or call 319-338-2264.