Jesus Aiirio Franco Montoya of the Xin Wu Men International Martial Arts Association at the 2016 Global NTD Martial Arts Competition in Middletown on September 18, 2016. (Colin Fredericson/Epoch Times)
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.