and my first love, the gumdo (Korean sword)
When I joined the martial arts club in college and had my first taste of taekwondo, I never thought I’d begin serious training two decades later.
Taekwondo is my favorite way to exercise, blow off stress, and just have fun. The endless space for improvement within each person’s strengths and limitations is tremendously satisfying.
Second degree black belt, Songahm Taekwondo
World champion, traditional weapons (sword)
ATA World Championships, 2022 | Phoenix, AZ
Gold medal: Traditional weapons
Silver medal: Traditional forms, creative forms, creative weapons
ATA World Championships, 2023 | Phoenix, AZ