January 31, 2012 > Break-A-Thon
Submitted By Peggy Su
On Saturday, February 4, hundreds of Tae Kwon Do students will break boards and put on martial arts exhibitions to raise money for Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland. The event has been organized by Choi's Martial Arts for 15 years. Choi's has been dedicated to positively impacting the lives of children in their community.
Tae Kwon Do, which originated in Korea, is the most widely practiced martial arts form in the world and has been included in the Olympic Games since 1988. As a martial artist, each student trains to strengthen their mind, body, and spirit. The Break-a-thon is an excellent practice in all three. It requires physical participation and skill, challenges mental focus and intensity, and gives each student confidence and happiness that comes with helping others in need.
Similar to a walk-a-thon or a dance-a-thon, students of all ages and belt ranks, many of them children, are currently gathering sponsors and pledges. Then, at the Break-A-Thon, they will be breaking those boards with a variety of Tae Kwon Do kicks, punches and strikes. One hundred percent of the profits from this event will be donated Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland.
Saturday, Feb 4
10 a.m. - 12 noon
Centerville Junior High School Gymnasium
37720 Fremont Blvd., Fremont