Celina is a senior in Human-Centered Design & Engineering and Human-Computer Interaction. She has been training in the WTF style for 11 years, instructing for 5 years and has also been involved in various demo teams. She attributes her ability to focus on working towards her goals to the discipline taught in taekwondo. She also does a lot of visual design work for the club.
Gavin is a senior in the Materials Science and Engineering department. He practiced WTF for 6 years in France before coming to the UW. Gavin joined the taekwondo club at the beginning of his second year at UW, where he trained in ITF to receive his first degree black belt.
Esther is a 4th year student majoring in microbiology and pursuing medical school. She has been practicing taekwondo for 6 years. This will be her 4th year with the UW Taekwondo Club and her second year as its treasurer.
Colten is a 2nd year student planning on going into chemistry. He has been practicing Taekwondo for 7 years in Edmonds and is a 1st Dan Black Belt. After coming to UW he joined the UW Taekwondo Club and has been practicing both at his school in Edmonds along with coming to the club at UW.
Kostya has been practicing taekwondo for 6-7 years (he lost count). Originally he started taekwondo to be like Jackie Chan, which drove him to become a black belt. Now he spends his time either practicing at UW with the demo team, or teaching classes at the school he first started learning taekwondo. Outside of taekwondo he is studying for a major in ACMS and a minor in physics.
Sailesh has been practicing taekwondo for 8 years – mainly WTF style taekwondo. He has received his 2nd Dan black belt in Vancouver, Canada and has participated in UW’s Demo Team in 2015 and 2016. Sailesh is currently completing his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering at UW. Taekwondo has helped grow Sailesh’s determination and diligence. He enjoys taekwondo because it allows him to de-stress from school work and meet new people who share a common passion. He hopes that taekwondo will continue to be a strong part of his life after graduation.
Grandmaster Sung W. Lim