Gordon Martial Arts celebrates 10 years on Friday


Thomas Gordon instructs a German couple during a martial arts seminar in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Gordon — who recently traveled overseas to instruct taekwondo and hapkido — will celebrate Gordon Martial Arts' 10th anniversary on Friday.

Special to the News Bulletin
Published: Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 12:17 PM.

CRESTVIEW — Gordon Martial Arts stayed busy, both here and abroad, in 2013.

Highlights included:

●Hosting the international Korean Martial Arts Festival and the regionally attended Northwest Florida Spring Championship

●Sharing skills overseas. Owner Thomas Gordon and GMA instructor Greg Bledsoe gave seminars during the National Korean Martial Arts Association's 40th anniversary celebration in Canada. NKMAA officials named Bledsoe 2013's "Master of the Year." Gordon also traveled to Scotland, England and Holland, teaching maneuvers and tactics to several martial arts students. 

●Offering free anti-bullying and women's self-defense classes locally

The school will cap the year on Friday with a 10th anniversary celebration. Any resident interested in learning taekwondo or hapkido skills can attend.

"If they are interested in taking martial arts classes, I will give them a great Christmas deal," Gordon said.

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