I am good thanks. How are you?
So tell us about yourself. How long have you been training, how old were you when you started and what style was it in?
Well I have been training for 7 years. I started out training in Taekwon-Do (ITF style) under the Taekwon-Do Association of Great Britain when I was 14-years-old.
When did you move here to the US?
November of 2013.
And you continued training I assume? (Laughing) Did you stay with ITF Taekwon-Do or switch styles?
I did continue my training. Just before I moved, I reached 1st degree black belt in ITF and wanted to experience the Olympic style of WTF Taekwondo. So I found a Kukkiwon school and earned my black belt in there also.
So you're a Kukkiwon Black Belt then?
Yes, I'm a Kukkiwon 2nd Dan (Registration No. 05518736).
And are you still training in Kukki Taekwondo? If not, what style are you training in?
No, I am not currently training in Kukki Taekwondo. I wanted to see what else was out there and came across the American Jidokwan Association. I decided to further my training in Taekwondo through them. Their curriculum is very different from most of what I have experienced and seen before. The AJA is very self defense based, with very old school training techniques and principles. I've also started training in San Budo Sogo Bugei and American Yoshinkan Aiki Jujutsu.