From the moment I first started taekwondo I knew a journey was about to embark. When I started as a white belt I felt like a rookie. But as I progressed on my journey to a black belt, I started to build confidence.
My first significant milestone was my first competition, the Arnold classic. Training commenced as usual until Covid-19 struck. Therefore, instead of training face to face I was forced to do it through a computer.
In 2023 I moved houses and had to leave my former taekwondo club. Due to this I joined another club called Weiwu. At Weiwu I progressed through countless training sessions. As days passed by, I was offered a chance to compete in Sydney. It was an offer I could not refuse. On June 3rd the Sydney taekwondo championships arrived after a great deal of attempted flights to Sydney. My first opponent was a great and experienced fighter. He and I battled but I came out on top due to the fact he could not continue. Minutes rapidly passed by as my second fight was about to commence. I had already fought my current opponent before at a previous competition. Unfortunately, I lost and received a bronze medal. On the same day I was rewarded 3rd in individual poomsae and 1st in team poomsae.
As usual training proceeded until now, days before my black belt grading. Even though my black belt grading is about to occur my journey is still far from over.