Sifu Slaughter’s Students Compete at Master Zang’s Tournament

October 19, 2019 -- Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Sifu Slaughter’s Chinese Martial Arts school competed in the Master Zang TKD Martial Arts 9th Invitational Martial Arts Championship Tournament on October 19, 2019.

The school was represented by eight of Sifu’s senior students (six adults and two youths) who competed in open hand forms (called “patterns” in taekwondo tradition), weapons forms, and point sparring. The team did well against fierce competition, with 3 students competing in the Grand Championship finals. Overall the team took 5 first place awards, 1 second place awards, and 2 third place awards.

Brilliant demonstrations were performed in the break between black-belt competition in the morning and color-belt competition in the afternoon.  The Provident Charter School’s taekwondo demo team (taught by Master Zang) performed an impressive group synchronized taekwondo pattern. Master Zang wowed everyone with an amazing demonstration of lighting fast spinning kicks and board breaking, and Sifu Slaughter impressed the crowd with his powerful quandao performance. Thank you to all who performed!

Most importantly, it was great to see all our friends from the taekwondo community again. Watching the intensity, control, and power of their performances always inspires us to work harder at our own art and gives us a greater appreciation for the beauty and variety of other martial arts disciplines.

Many thanks to Sifu Slaughter for all his hard work and patience in working with his students to prepare them for this tournament, and many thanks to Master Zang, Grandmaster Gorino, the many judges who volunteered their time, and all the folks who help organize and help make these tournaments a reality!

For more information on the tournament or Master Zang see