My son, Mark Jr., of just eight years old, is already building quite a collection of metals and trophies in martial arts. The category he trains and competes in is taekwondo.

Mark attends classes three nights a week all year long. That's a pretty tough schedule for just a 2nd grader.

His trainers at Tiger Academy in Sioux Falls are the best in the business. Mark has earned their respect with his efforts in class.

The hard work has been paying off for this dedicated boy. He has won another first place in tournament competition.

This time at the Avera Sports Dome. Mark won the first place medal in Saturday's (11/18) tournament.

This marks two straight first place victories at tournaments.

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