Tae Kwon Do Life Magazine is proud to announce a partnership with its newest guest columnist, 2014 Miss USA and 4th Dan Taekwondo Black Belt, Nia Sanchez. Ms. Sanchez, as a former Miss USA, uses her fame to teach and inspire young woman on issues of confidence and empowerment. We look forward to hearing her point of view.
In addition to getting married, Ms. Sanchez has been busy, since her retirement from the pageant life, traveling, lecturing, blogging and, most recently, creating her own You TubeChannel, which can be found at:
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (April 21, 2016) – Following weigh-ins for “Bellator 153: Koreshkov vs. Henderson” competitors on Thursday, all fights are set to take place inside the cage at the Mohegan Sun Arena tomorrow on Spike.
Headlined by a welterweight world title bout between Andrey “Spartan” Koreshkov (18-1) and Benson “Smooth” Henderson (23-5), the main card is primed to entertain. The card is loaded with young talent, including 28-year-old welterweight star Michael “Venom” Page (9-0), who will put his unblemished record on the line against Jeremie Holloway (7-1).
In addition, “Bellator 153: Henderson vs. Koreshkov” also features Brennan Ward (13-3) going to battle against “Cyborg” Santos (20-16), Patricio “Pitbull” Friere (24-3) versus Henry Corrales (12-2) and Brent Primus (6-0) meeting “Toninho Furia” (27-5).
“Bellator 153: Koreshkov vs. Henderson” takes place at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., and airs live and free on Spike at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT, while preliminary bouts will stream live on Bellator.com and The Bellator Mobile App. In addition, stay tuned immediately following the event, the debut of “Bellator Kickboxing: Torino” takes place at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Tickets for the event start at just $30 and remain on sale now at Bellator.com, Ticketmaster.com and the Mohegan Sun Box Office.
Tae Kwon Do Dojang owners in Washington State have been fighting an oppressive tax on martial arts lessons in their state. This tax will impact many Dojangs in that state but sets a bad precedent for the entire country. A recent attempt to overturn the law was unsuccessful.
February 28, 2016–Tae Kwon Do Life Magazine has selected four (4) of the most popular and respected texts on the art of Tae Kwon Do from the 20th Century for your consideration. These works, all written by Tae Kwon Do Masters that have had great impact on the globalization of the art and sport of Tae Kwon Do, have become classic reference guides for students, from beginners to advanced.
Now is your chance to vote of the single most influential Tae Kwon Do book of the 20th Century.
Voting is open from February 28th- March 28th.
What is the Most Influential TaeKwonDo Book of the 20th Century
Complete Taekwondo Poomsae by Sang H. Kim
Tae Kwon Do: The Ultimate Reference Guide by YH Park & Jon Gerrard
Mineola, NY– On Tuesday September 29, 2015, Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano held a Press Conference with the New York Open Tae Kwon Do Championship and Korean Cultural Festival Organizing Committee to declare Saturday October 17, 2015 “Tae Kwon Do Day” in Nassau County. On October 17th Nassau County will jointly host one of the largest Tae Kwon Do championship tournaments in the country at the Butler Building at Mitchel Field. This event also serves as a Korean Cultural Festival and a Charity fundraiser. This year’s recipient will be the Girl Scouts of Nassau County. The Director of the Girl Scouts was on hand to acknowledge the selection of the Girl Scouts as the charitable recipient. The Press Conference concluded with a high level Tae Kwon Do Demonstration courtesy of the YH Park Taekwondo Academy Demonstration Team, who will be competing at the event.
Photos are courtesy of James C. Haxton, Tae Kwon Life Magazine Staff Photographer.