Archive for Friday, October 19, 2012

Local youths have success at martial arts competition

Paige Landrum, left, and Quinton Landrum, right, recently competed at the 39th annual National Tae Kwon Do championships in Kansas City, Kan. They are pictured here with their uncle, Master Rex Hutton of the Tonganoxie Martial Arts Academy.

Paige Landrum, left, and Quinton Landrum, right, recently competed at the 39th annual National Tae Kwon Do championships in Kansas City, Kan. They are pictured here with their uncle, Master Rex Hutton of the Tonganoxie Martial Arts Academy.

October 19, 2012

A pair of Tonganoxie youths recently competed in a national martial arts competition, and both came home with some hardware.

Quinton L. and Paige M. Landrum traveled Oct. 13 to Kansas City Kansas Community College for the 39th annual Taw Kwon Do championships, presented by Choon Lee’s Academy of Tae Kwon Do. Quinton placed first and Paige second in their respective divisions.

Quinton won the age 9-10 blue belt division, giving him his third title. Paige, who competed in her first championship, took second in the 8 and younger yellow belt division.

Quinton and Paige both train with their uncle, Master Rex L. Hutton, at the Tonganoxie Martial Arts Academy, which has been in operation since 1977. Hutton has been teaching his nephew and niece since they were 3 years old.

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