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Ka-boom:Hard fall didn't deter Bowles, who now helps others explore their zest for taekwondo
Gabriela Golubov, 12, stretches before taekwondo practice at Turner Hall. (Times photo: Marissa Weiher)
MONROE - Ten taekwondo students from Monroe Martial Arts are heading to Lincoln, Nebraska to compete in the State Games of America this weekend. The games are run much like the Olympics, said Monroe Martial Arts owner and head instructor Greg Bowles. There's competitions in sports ranging from swimming to sailing to ultimate Frisbee to skydiving, attracting 19,000 athletes to this year's games.