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October 2011

Thayer boys medal at Taekwondo Championships

Thayer_boys_form_medals_amesAMES, IA. -- Representing Kang's Martial Arts Academy, the Thayer boys struck gold, silver and bronze again at another tournament.

Partipating in the 32nd Annual Iowa State University Taekwondo Championships in Ames, Iowa on Saturday, Daniel Thayer, John Thayer and Drew Thayer all scored medals in a tournament attended by several academies from across the midwest.

The medal breakdown:

  • Daniel Thayer, age 15 and a blackbelt (2nd Dan), earned a gold medal in forms and a gold medal in sparring.
  • John Thayer, age 11 and a deputy blackbelt, earned a bronze medal in forms
  • Drew Thayer, age 11 and a blackbelt (1st Dan), earned a silver medal in forms and a gold medal in sparring.

Coralville based Kang's Martial Arts Academy specializes in Taekwondo and Kum Do martial arts training.  Kang’s Academy is located at 2421 James St. in Coralville, directly across from the Coral Ridge Mall and close to IHop.  The Academy is open from 4:45 p.m. 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.