The Waldo County YMCA Tae Kwon Do Martial Arts School was represented by sisters Morgan Brown and Madyson Brown at the Elm City Karate Challenge Nov. 5 in Waterville.

Morgan, 15, a yellow belt, finished first in forms and first in free fighting, while Madyson, 8, achieved second place in forms. Both siblings also participated in Forms Grand Champion competition.

Forms competition relies heavily on a student’s abilityto  perform prearranged maneuvers of blocks, punches and kicks without an opponent. Free fighting is the ability to score points (light contact kicks or punches) to vital areas of an opponent.

Morgan and Madyson attend the Tae Kwon Do program developed and presented by Chris Brinn, a second-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Brinn is a student of sixth-degree master Higgins of Manchester, N.H. Brinn is assisted by Jim Gallegos, also a second-degree black belt.

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