See the pictures pages for photos from these events.
On March 15, 1997, KMAC was awarded Best Team Trophy at the 28th Annual U.C. Berkeley Open Tae Kwon Do Championship. KMAC earned two more team points than the U.C. Berkeley Martial Arts home team. Trophies were also received for: Most Competitors Best Junior Black Belt Fighter: Sonny-Ryan Jung Best Senior Black Belt Female (Heavyweight Division): Aurelia Edmisten (who along with her two gold medals was also awarded a trip to Korea) On March 29, 1997, KMAC followed the success at Berkeley with trophies at the California State Junior Olympic Tae Kwon Do Championships for: Most Competitors Best Team In Forms KMAC won 21 Gold Medals, 13 Silver and 11 Bronze. Sparring saw the winning of 35 Gold Medals, 7 Silver and 12 Bronze. Nearly every competitor brought home a medal. KMAC has dominated both the U.C. Berkeley Open and the California State Junior Olympics for over ten years. The U.S. National Junior Olympics was held in Louisville, Kentucky from June 30 through July 5, 1997. 25 competitors from KMAC qualified for this premiere martial arts event and brought home 16 Gold Medals, 6 Silver and 22 Bronze.
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