day 1914 – courtside mastercup

it’s showtime for my students who’s going to compete in this year’s master cup. to all those stepping on the mat at provincial stage, i’m proud of all of them to have the courage to compete. to all my competitors, i’m happy to see the improvements in each and every one of you. this is the first time friends outside of taekwondo world came out and it was quite fun. the freestyle poomsaes is what i had to stay for, even if it meant i would be late for teaching. i’m super exhausted after the long day of coaching and teaching. i cleaned up to pass out before ten thirty

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day 450 – atop the podium

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standing on top of the podium amongst that company meant much more than just winning because it felt extra awesome knowing i am starting to round into my form after months and months of continuous struggles with some severe injuries. still far from where i want to be but i will seek ways to do what i can to get to where i want. through this whole process i learned to deal with the unexpected, work with what i had and make the best out of the condition i was given. can’t say it wasn’t a long and difficult road back but hardwork and patience of rehab does pay off. there were also moments of doubts where i thought it was the end but i am glad i didn’t let that happen otherwise i wouldn’t be standing atop the podium. beating some blue pants is a telling tale and a sweet comeback. can’t wait to get mine. it’s good to be back

day 213 – competition day

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bc champs rushed upon me faster than one could imagine. just wished that i could have had more practice time but untimely injuries really cost me. imagining even one week ago i was still unable to stand on one leg, i have to accept that this would be nothing but an uphill climb. yet i was still expected to win, so much pressure and expectation. i didn’t step up like i should have and i feel like i failed everyone

day 207 – olympic fever

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up at 4am watching team canada defend it’s title and win the last gold medal of sochi 2014. great to see sweden take silver and finland take bronze, leaving america’s hockey team medal-less. canada was well represented at this year’s olympic games and a good finish to the olympics

day 204 – special moments

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in midst of the hype at canada open and us open back to back weeks, here’s a throwback to our first experience of national stage at the canadian nationals 2013. a journey filled with hard work, setbacks, injuries, sweat, hate but most importantly the memories, love and team bonding time we shared. an experience so fulfilling we are set on training towards representing the pride of team bc one more time