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Olympic Taekwondo master coming to Lexington County to teach martial arts seminar

Lexington, SC (Paul Kirby) - US Olympics Team Taekwondo Master Stephen Lambdin is coming to Lexington in September to put on a seminar in martial arts. Lambdin participated in the 2016 games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and earlier,the London games in London, England. He has been the USA Taekwondo Male Athlete of the Year twice and the USA Junior Taekwondo Male Athlete of the Year once. He has a host of other titles, awards, and accolades to his name as well.

Lambdin’s seminar is being co-hosted by Southern Dragon Hapkido of Gaston, and Black Tiger Taekwondo of Lexington. Southern Dragon is owned and operated by Master Randy Perry and the Black Tiger’s owner is Master Andrew Black.

The seminar is scheduled for Saturday, September 21st at the Black Tiger School. It’s located at 728-A West Main Street in Lexington. It is open to anyone who has an interest in training in martial arts, but it’s geared toward students who have at least some training.

The first seminar session will be held from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. and will focus on Taekwondo Drills & Skills. After lunch, another session will begin at 1 p.m. and continue until 3 p.m. That session will focus on Taekwondo Tactics.

Master Perry of the Southern Dragon School said that both schools’ students are extremely excited about Lambdin coming from his home in Texas to help local students hone their skills. “This will improve our students’ skills as they prepare to compete themselves. Both Master Black and my students extensively travel to locations across the state and nation to compete. Southern Dragon students recently competed in Minnesota where one brought home a silver medal in his weight and age class. All the students are excited about meeting and training with someone like Master Lambdin.”

To register for the seminar, contact Master Perry at (803) 556-4452. The registration deadline is September 13th, so they’ll be able to prepare for the correct number of students.

If your child is interested in improving his health, discipline, or self-confidence, he can visit either school to learn more. Southern Dragon is located at 104 Allenvalley Road just off Hwy. 321 south near Gaston. Master Perry can be reached at (803) 556-4452. If you are closer to the Lexington area, contact the Black Dragon at 728-A West Main Street, Lexington. Master Black can be reached at (803) 553-0351 for more details on his school.

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