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The Journey to Mirae: Triumph at the United Mirae Kuk Sool Tournament

In the world of martial arts, the path to becoming a champion is as much about inner growth as it is about physical prowess. It’s a journey marked by countless hours of training, discipline, and the relentless pursuit of excellence. This year, at the United Mirae Kuk Sool Tournament, that journey culminated in a spectacular display of skill and spirit as we witnessed the crowning of our Mirae Champions.

The Champion’s Tale: Our champions' stories are one of unwavering dedication and a testament to the spirit of Mirae — the future. From the early days of training, the focus was clear: to embody the principles of Kuk Sool and to excel in every aspect of the art. The Mirae Champion title is not just about winning; it’s about setting a standard for what’s to come.

The Winning Moment: Black Belt competitors competed to earn the honor of Mirae Champion. To be eligible to win Mirae Champion, competitors had to be well rounded in all aspects of their art. They had to compete in the following events: Bong 2 Staff Form, Bae Ki Sword Form and Self Defense Routine. There were point values for the placements achieved: 1st place = 5 points, 2nd place = 3 points, 3rd place = 2 points and 4th place = 1 point. The points earned were tallied up for each competitor in each category. The competitor that earned the most points was awarded the honor of Mirae Champion. Be sure to check out our Facebook Page as each Mirae Champion will be sharing their favorite memory from the tournament and a little insight into a time when they had to overcome adversity in their training.

The Mirae Ki Cho Hyung Champion: The final event was a breathtaking affair. Earlier in the day, students of all ranks and ages competed against each other in the Mirae Ki Cho Hyung division. The Mirae Ki Cho Hyung event consisted of completing 8 parts of the white belt form. We had six age groups for the event: 8 years and younger, 9-12 years, 13-14 years, 15-17 years, 18-29 years and 30+ years. Those students that placed 1st in their age groups were invited back to compete in the Mirae Ki Cho Hyung Champion event prior to our Masters Demonstration. This event was judged by our Founder, Chahng Si Jah Kwan Jahng Nim Sungjin Su at the center of the gymnasium in front of everyone in attendance. It was such an honor for Sa Bum Nim Richard Steel, Bu Sa Bum Nim Katie Santistevan, KSN Adrienne Nguyen, Jo Kyo Nim Justin Eng, and Jo Kyo Nim Dustin Nguyen to compete in this fashion. Our youngest 1st place winner, Blue Belt Ray Hamada was unable to return for that Mirae Ki Cho Hyung Championship competition, but he definitely earns an honorable mention for this amazing feat. Being the focal point of everyone's attention for this event truly earned all the competitors the respect of all those in attendance.

Winning the Mirae Champion title is a significant milestone, but it’s also a beginning. It’s a promise to continue pushing the boundaries of what’s possible and to inspire others to embark on their own journey towards excellence.

Join us in celebrating this remarkable achievement and in looking forward to the future of martial arts through Mirae Kuk Sool. Congratulations to all our Mirae Champion Winners!

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