day 1015 – calgary bound

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the day has come for us to fly out to calgary, but can’t leave without a swagger. repping team bc poomsae at nationals is always something special. i don’t know what to expect and there’s no shame to say there’s fear and uncertainties in my mind. i know i must go out to these competitions because each one is an opportunity to gain more experience and broaden my taekwondo circle. regardless of the results, let’s make it a fun and worthwhile trip

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day 336 – post competition

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top pick for competition action picture is our team taebaek during the opening ceremony demo. pretty good and synchronized considering we winged it without much practice, that’s when you know we are a team. still ways to go to match my once best kick but pleased for someone who’s been struggling to walk in recent weeks and literally kicking for the first time in over a month. glad to know i still got it in me

day 298 – keumgang

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what used to be my weakest and least favourite poomsae has definitely taken big strides forward and huge leaps of improvement. fortunate to have professional photographer snap some shots while i was on one of the biggest and scariest stage of my life. so i can take a look at how i did and what i can improve upon next time. it would be a total lie if i said my nerves didn’t take over while i was on that stage and everything that happened in the ring was a blur. i hope to be back in this ring again in the near future

day 292 – and that’s a wrap

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in downtown staring up at empire state building as toronto and new york trip comes to a close. wrapping up a trip that had everything from training, stress, madness, pure exhaustion, good times, long drives and abundant unexpected circumstances. good bye toronto and new york, until next time

day 290 – competition day

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competition day has arrived and i realized how nerve wrecking it is to be up on the stage alone in front of hundreds of judges and competitors no matter how many times i have been through this. disappointment overall cause i knew i could have and should have done better and tough luck for getting my two least favourite poomsae of all, just wasn’t meant to be this time. being my second nationals this is one of the hardest competition i have ever been to but there’s a lot of experience i can take with me. now getting exposure of the level out there, we can move forward knowing what the best in canada is capable of

day 289 – nationals apparel

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sporting toronto nationals swag as proof that i was here. tomorrow is the big day, regardless of whatever happens on stage, i am guaranteed to have a souvenir to remember my time and experience at nationals 2014. feeling unprepared for the biggest stage of my life but the show must go on. and after that, we can finally relax and enjoy our stay in the big city

team bc toronto bound

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featuring the red and black adidas swag at vancouver airport really got us the attention we weren’t expecting. the day has come and we are toronto bound to compete at nationals after training and practicing all these months. this is the time when we wished we started much earlier and trained harder to better prepares ourselves instead of procrastinating. group photo just as we are about to enter the gates for 2014 nationals. none of us are ready, some of us are injured but just got to go there and do whatever we can cause there’s no turning back