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Southern Maryland Martial Arts in Bryans Road and La Plata won 21 medals at the 2012 AAU National Taekwondo Championships, which took place in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., from July 2 to 7.
The academy won 21 medals nine gold, six silver and six bronze at the competition, which had over 3,000 competitors. The group also won a trophy for having the third highest number of sparring victories in the nation.
In the front row, from left, are Regine Walker, Christopher Saunders, Andrew Saunders, Gabrielle Williams, Joseph Darling-LaGamma, Layla Wofford, Jaxson Vayro and Cameron Wofford. In the second row are Sky Navarro, left, Gabriel Walker, Camille DeJesus, Patrick Darling-LaGamma, Elijah Barfield, Dionte Brown, Christian Elder, Kadance Jonelis, Kendra Neal and Paul Furman. In the third row are Michael Norwood, left Malik Beach, Antoine Walker, Bonnie Aills, Garrett Radcliff, Earl Espanta and master instructor/owner Jeremy Gray.