4S Ranch martial artists excelled at the recent 25th Annual International Taekwondo Festival, held in Los Angeles. The students from USA Taekwondo Academy trained hard in preparation for the event, and their practice and dedication earned them several first, second, and third place wins.

Taekwondo Poomsae Forms first place winners were Kaiden Do, Dylan Smith, and Victor Tifford from Design39Campus; Talus Beckman and Bryce Zhu from Willow Grove Elementary; and Ryan Baik from Del Sur Elementary. Second place winners in that division were Willow Grove Elementary’s Jade Becker, Design39Campus’s Kevin Do, and Canyon Crest Academy’s Juyoung Han.

Kaiden Do from Design39Campus placed second in the sparring championships, and Design39Campus’s Kevin Do and Rancho Encinitas Academy’s Chase Wisdom placed third. Master Hunsun Park won Best Coach Award.