Photo Gallery: The 2016 Global NTD Martial Arts Competition in Middletown
Photo Gallery: The 2016 Global NTD Martial Arts Competition in Middletown

MIDDLETOWN—The Global New Tang Dynasty Television Martial Arts Competition was held in Middletown this year, the first time since it started five years ago it has been held outside of New York City. The competition brought together 62 martial artists from eight different countries practicing a range of styles that originated in China. 

The competition took place from Sept. 17-18 in the gym of the Middletown Recreation and Parks Department. Male and female martial artists competed in weapons and empty fist categories for $5,000 gold, $3,000 silver, and $1,000 bronze cash prizes. 

2016 Global NTD Martial Arts Competition
Kuan-chen Chen competing in the male weapons category at the 2016 Global NTD Martial Arts Competition in Middletown on Sept. 18, 2016. (Colin Fredericson/Epoch Times)

2016 Global NTD Martial Arts Competition
Eike Opfermann competing in the male weapons category at the 2016 Global NTD Martial Arts Competition in Middletown on Sept. 18, 2016. (Colin Fredericson/Epoch Times)

2016 Global NTD Martial Arts Competition
Yung Tang Wang competing in the male weapons category at the 2016 Global NTD Martial Arts Competition in Middletown on Sept. 18, 2016. (Colin Fredericson/Epoch Times)

2016 Global NTD Martial Arts Competition
Kuo-chih Chuang competing in the male weapons category at the 2016 Global NTD Martial Arts Competition in Middletown on Sept. 18, 2016. (Colin Fredericson/Epoch Times)

2016 Global NTD Martial Arts Competition
Zunlong Li competing in the male weapons category at the 2016 Global NTD Martial Arts Competition in Middletown on Sept. 18, 2016. (Colin Fredericson/Epoch Times)

2016 Global NTD Martial Arts Competition
Thomas Tsang competing in the male weapons category at the 2016 Global NTD Martial Arts Competition in Middletown on Sept. 18, 2016. (Colin Fredericson/Epoch Times)

2016 Global NTD Martial Arts Competition
Morimoto Suihaku competing in the female fist category at the 2016 Global NTD Martial Arts Competition in Middletown on Sept. 18, 2016. (Colin Fredericson/Epoch Times)

2016 Global NTD Martial Arts Competition
Jesus Aiirio Franco Montoya competing in the male fist category at the 2016 Global NTD Martial Arts Competition in Middletown on Sept. 18, 2016. (Colin Fredericson/Epoch Times)

2016 Global NTD Martial Arts Competition
Anthony De Simine competing in the male fist category at the 2016 Global NTD Martial Arts Competition in Middletown on Sept. 18, 2016. (Colin Fredericson/Epoch Times)

2016 Global NTD Martial Arts Competition
Chris Chappell competing in the male fist category at the 2016 Global NTD Martial Arts Competition in Middletown on Sept. 18, 2016. (Colin Fredericson/Epoch Times)

2016 Global NTD Martial Arts Competition
Leon Sun competing in the male fist category at the 2016 Global NTD Martial Arts Competition in Middletown on Sept. 18, 2016. (Colin Fredericson/Epoch Times)

2016 Global NTD Martial Arts Competition
Edwin Camilo Camacho Hernandez competing in the male fist category at the 2016 Global NTD Martial Arts Competition in Middletown on Sept. 18, 2016. (Colin Fredericson/Epoch Times)

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