Last Saturday, I had the opportunity to photograph the Ironworks Taekwondo Academy while they were competing at the USAT Pennsylvania State Championships held at the United Sports Training Center. This was my first experience with Taekwondo and WOW! It is a fascinating sport! The minute I walked into USTC, you could feel the nervous energy. Within 10 minutes of meeting the ITA team, I started to get nervous for them! While we watched the other competitors, the group educated as much as possible on all of the things that were happening! I was amazed by the focus and determination of everyone competing. It was absolutely mind blowing watching someone just a little bit older than my daughter break wooden boards in half!
The ITA did awesome! They ended their day by taking home two first place medals, a third place medal and a fourth place ranking in their competitions! They will be on their way to USAT National Championships in Chicago this coming July! Congratulations ITA team and best of luck to you all at Nationals!!