Kirksville Taekwondo hosts Battle of the Belts

The 26th annual Battle of the Belts Taekwondo tournament was held in Kirksville on Saturday.

This is the 6th time the tournament has been held in the high school gym.

60 kids participated in the regional competition with some coming from as far as Nebraska.

Logan Yardley has been practicing for seven years and enjoys competing. "Oh it's always a blast whenever we get to do something like this. This is the closest we get to travel, normally we travel either Omaha or Denver so it's something close to home.

Dustin Stephenson of Kirksville Taekwondo helps to run the tournament and hopes to see even more kids participate next year.