Presque Isle Open Martial Arts Tournament Set at Family First

3 Jun, 2016

Martial Arts Tournament Set to Return to Erie on June 11

The Erie Sports Commission (ESC) is pleased to announce the Presque Isle Open Martial Arts Tournament is returning to Erie on Saturday, June 11. This one-day event hosted by Volkenburg Taekwondo and Fitness Center, will be held at Family First Sports Park.

The Presque Isle Open Martial Arts Tournament is based around five category events: Board Breaking, Open Poomsae, Weapons Forms, Synchronized Poomsae, and World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) Olympic Sparring.

Participants will be grouped into either a Junior or Senior Division for both males and females, which house multiple age groups that are specific to each event category. The Synchronized Poomsae event requires a team of two, three, or five participants.

The pre-registration period runs until May 21, which includes a pre-registration fee for $55 for one event, and $10 for each additional event. Late or on-site registration will be $70 for one event, and $10 for each additional event.

“Last year’s tournament was a huge success that we know will continue to grow in Erie, and working alongside the Erie Sports Commission will most definitely help accomplish that goal,” said Tournament Director Keith Von Volkenburg. “Hosting the event at Family First Sports Park couldn’t have been an easier decision. Its top-notch facilities are able to house everyone who wishes to come out and enjoy some quality martial arts.”

“We are pleased to be supporting this year’s Presque Isle Open Martial Arts Tournament,” said Ron Sertz, Executive Director of the Erie Sports Commission. “This is the first martial arts event that the Erie Sports Commission has worked with, and we’re excited to see it grow its presence throughout the Erie region.”

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The Erie Sports Commission is committed to promoting the Erie region as a prime destination for sports and recreation. The major goals of the ESC are to attract, create, support, and host sporting and recreational events that have a positive economic impact on the region, and assist in maximizing the potential of all regional sports facilities and venues. The ESC strives to enhance the image of Erie by showcasing the community, promote wellness through healthy lifestyles, and improve the quality of life for community members of all ages.


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