The SoFlo Battle of Champions Martial Arts Tournament was held earlier this month in Pembroke Pines.
This two-day tournament is a one-of-a-kind event and among the most professional tournaments held in South Florida.
After 14 years away from competition, Grandmaster Gustavo Pope-Guerriero of Xtreme Tae Kwon Do in Wellington, 57, achieved second place in sparring.
Also, at the same competition, one of Pope’s adult students, Joe Hill, who underwent triple bypass surgery five months ago at 52, achieved first place in sparring.
Bringing home the first-place and second-place medals was quite an honor for Grandmaster Pope and his students.
Learn more about Grandmaster Pope and Xtreme Tae Kwon Do at www.ultimafitness.com.