Matthew McFarlin
Matthew McFarlin

Ten-year-old Filipino-American Matthew McFarlin was declared champion in the 14-and-under category of the annual Choi Kwang Do winter tournament held on Feb. 7, 2014 in Saline, Michigan.

McFarlin, son of former Pampanga resident Arcelie Garcia McFarlin, is a 2nd degree black belt in Choi and is currently training for 3rd degree.

He was awarded first place in speed drills and patterns, and 2nd place for air shield attack. He is a 5th grader at Howard School in Dearborn.

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