Northeast Martial Arts Championships held at LHS
Charles Pickert of Litchfield and Litchfield Tang Soo Do competes in the Northeast Martial Arts Championships at Litchfield High School on Sunday. John McKenna photo
More than 200 practitioners of the Korean martial art known as Tang Soo Do gathered at Litchfield High School on Sunday for the inaugural Northeast Martial Arts Championships.
Litchfield Tang Soo Do hosted the event. Master Ann Krantz, co-owner of Litchfield Tang Soo Do, organized the tournament that featured competitors between the ages of 4 and 64. The tournament was part of a six-tournament series being held in the Northeast.
Krantz and her husband, Don, own Litchfield Tang Soo Do. Both blackbelts, they train under Master Robert LeClerc, an internationally recognized coach and instructor. LeClerc was on hand for the tournament.
Will Terzian and McKenzie Callahan, below, both of Litchfield Tan Soo Do, competed in the championships.
Below, a look at some of the competition. Contributed photo