By: James U. Sy Jr.
Chris “Kenshi” Dave Siason Hong of Talaba-an, Brgy. Zone I, Cadiz City was crowned champion in his category during the 5th Masskara National Taekwondo tournament held recently at the Event Center , SM Bacolod, Reclamation Area, Bacolod City .
Hong, 6, won against Ricky Semillano of Phikoma before facing and then defeating Christian Cantor, also of Phikoma, in the championshiop round.
Hong is the son of Alexis G. Hong and Marie Josette Siason Hong and is a Kinder 2 student of PNUCECE. He started TKD during a summer sports clinic on July 27, 2007. His win brings his collection to 3 gold-1silver-1 bronze medals.
His competition record includes Bronze, 5th Silay Charter day Taekwondo Invitational competition (June 10, 2007, Natalio G. Velez Sports and Cultural Center ); Gold, 40th Cadiz City Charter Taekwondo Competition (July 1, 2007); Silver, 1st All BTA Taekwondo Championships (August 5, 2007, 2F Cineplex Bldg., Arantea St. , Bacolod City); and Gold,
1st Bacolod Taekwondo Association (BTA) Inter Club Taekwondo Invitational Tournament (September 16, 2007, Robinson’s Place, Bacolod City )
Meanwhile, consistent TKD gold medallist Frenzet Meliz D. Sumugat of Cadiz City, 9, also won the gold medal in her category by defeating an opponent from Cebu , Chan Martil of Kabnkalan, and Alemar of Negros Taekwondo Union-Tigers. Her brother, fredzir won against Ryan Belanio of Kabankalan but lost to John Cebustian of Ilog in his second fight.