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Martial arts tournament in Marshall fierce, yet friendly

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| Sunday, November 23, 2014 11:18 p.m.
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Max Dean, 12, from Master Gorino's Pil-Sung Taekwondo in Buffalo competes in the 4th annual ZANG Invitational Martial Arts Tournament in Marshall Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014. Dean took home a first place trophy for his efforts.
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Master Robert Zang demonstrates a kick in Warrendale Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. Zang, a 7th degree black belt, has hosted the martial arts tournament for the past four years.
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Master Robert Zang addressess competitors before competition of the 4th annual ZANG Invitational Martial Arts Tournament in Marshall Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014.
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Chains for competitors lay on the gym floor at the 4th annual ZANG Invitational Martial Arts Tournament in Marshall Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014.
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Trophies that will be handed out in the 4th annual ZANG Invitational Martial Arts Tournament fill the gymnasium floor in Marshall Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014.
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Trophies glisten behind a competitor in the 4th annual ZANG Invitational Martial Arts Tournament at Marshall Middle School Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014.
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Students of Grand Master Larry J. Lemons at Lemons Disciplined School of Taekwondo in Canton, Ohio, rub his bald head before competing in the 4th annual ZANG Invitational Martial Arts Tournament in Marshall Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014.
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A variety of belt colors are worn by competitors during the 4th annual ZANG Invitational Martial Arts Tournament at Marshall Middle School Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014.
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Kolin Boyd from Canton, Ohio, eyes up the competition during the 4th annual ZANG Invitational Martial Arts Tournament in Marshall Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014.
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Klay Funovits, 3, stays close to his father Mike of Mars at the 4th annual ZANG Invitational Martial Arts Tournament in Marshall Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014.
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Judges grade a blue stripe pattern during the fourth-annual Zang Invitational at Marshall Middle School Saturday, Nov. 18, 2014.
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Judges flash their scores during the 4th annual ZANG Invitational Martial Arts Tournament in Marshall Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014.
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Judges assess a black belt form during the 4th annual ZANG Invitational Martial Arts Tournament in Marshall Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014.
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Black belt Georgia Reese performs during the 4th annual ZANG Invitational Martial Arts Tournament in Marshall Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014.
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Keira Scott, 5, bows to her sparring competitor during the 4th annual ZANG Invitational Martial Arts Tournament in Marshall Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014.
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Emma Ventresca, 10, fends off a kick from her opponent during the 4th annual ZANG Invitational Martial Arts Tournament in Marshall Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014.
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A sparring match gets underway at the 4th annual ZANG Invitational Martial Arts Tournament in Marshall Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014.
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Penn State's Bob Katulka delivers a kick in the 4th annual ZANG Invitational Martial Arts Tournament in Marshall Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014.
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A sparring match gets underway at the 4th annual ZANG Invitational Martial Arts Tournament in Marshall Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014.
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A winner is declared from a sparring match during the 4th annual ZANG Invitational Martial Arts Tournament in Marshall Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014.
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During a break in the competition, one blue stripe proposes to another at the 4th annual ZANG Invitational Martial Arts Tournament in Marshall Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014.
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Miguel 'Thunderkick' Lopez, Jr., from the Bronx, NY, warms-up at the 4th annual ZANG Invitational Martial Arts Tournament in Marshall Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014.
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Six boards are held for Kevin Sciullo, 22, as his Pitt Panthers take on Penn State in the fourth-annual Zang Invitational in Marshall Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014.
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Kevin Sciullo, 22, breaks six boards as his Pitt Panthers battle Penn State at the 4th annual ZANG Invitational Martial Arts Tournament in Marshall Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014.
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Jackson Lowe proudly carries off a first place trophy after winning in forms at the 4th annual ZANG Invitational Martial Arts Tournament in Marshall Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014. Lowe took took home another first place in flag sparring.
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David Hultz, of Valencia, takes a photo of his grandson Logan Stauffer, 10, and his accomplishments at the 4th annual ZANG Invitational Martial Arts Tournament in Marshall Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014.
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Boards fly during competition in the 4th annual ZANG Invitational Martial Arts Tournament at Marshall Middle School Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014.
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Aurea Hickenboth, 7, relaxes on her mother Allison at the 4th annual ZANG Invitational Martial Arts Tournament in Marshall Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014. In this, her third tournament, she took home two first place trophies.

They came in all sizes and ages, each wearing a white dobok.

As the tae kwon do competitors assembled in the Marshall Middle School gymnasium, their belts added bright slashes of color to the ceremonial white uniforms and indicated the extent of their experience in the Korean martial art.

The fourth annual ZANG Invitational Martial Arts Tournament drew competitors from New York City, Canada, and as far away as Hawaii.

Master Robert Zang, 38, a student of the sport for 34 years, will help celebrate the 60th anniversary of tae kwon do next year. He does his part to keep the sport among popular forms of self-defense.

At the competition, anyone who wants to try his skill can spar.

β€œIt’s all about growth and personal respect,” said Zang, a 7th-degree black belt. β€œI am into teaching good values and personal growth.”

The sport combines more than 2,000 years of mixed-Asian martial art skills and emphasizes the mind, body and moral character.

Those characteristics were on display in fierce, yet friendly, matches for a grand-champion trophy.

Phil Pavely is a Trib Total Media photographer. Reach him at ppavely@tribweb.com.

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