By Joshua Hagen
Solomon Choran of The Art of Balance Dojo recently returned from a couple of major competitions in Europe. Competing in both Portugal and Bosnia Herzegovina, it was a great experience for Choran going 2 and 2 in Portugal. Although he was hoping for a medal, this was a huge step in the development of such a young fighter. Many athletes travel to European events a dozen times before even winning a match. In 3 trips to Europe (Scotland, France and this recent trip) he has successfully won matches on every occasion, notably taking a bronze medal in Scotland. Clearly on track to becoming a Sr. World Team member, this 18 year old is looking to take a couple medals at the upcoming national championships in May.