Archive | April, 2013

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John McCrae Secondary School Leadership Camp

Being the Camp Coordinator with Pujan Thakrar has been one of the most satisfying and rewarding school experiences.  Every year John  McCrae Secondary School holds a 2.5 day Leadership Camp and it’s organized by two selected grade 11 and 12 students. The camp allows 65 students (grades 9-12) to attend and there is an application process since there is such […]

Awesome 3 Hour Sparring Training Today

As TKD Nationals are quickly approaching next month I really want to step up my sparring training.  I’ve been so busy preparing the Leadership Camp but now I can dedicate all my time to Taekwon-Do and Track since I also want to qualify for OFSAA. Today I trained with a great group of black belts and […]

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Private Coaching for Nationals

Nothing gives me more pleasure than coaching a student who really wants to learn.  Fritz is an 8 year old red belt who is also competing at Nationals next month.  I’ve coached Fritz over the years and there is just something extremely special about him.  It’s called  “passion”.  He has such an old soul and really […]

Outdoor Track and Field Has Begun

Besides all my Taekwon-do training, I’m also a member of the Ottawa Lions Track and Field Team.   I train about 9 hours a week at the track for javelin, shot put and discus all year round.  This training includes weight lifting, med ball and strengthening, foot work and technique, and throwing all three implements.  In the winter […]

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City Basketball Workshop

Mr. Jeff Wilson is a phenomenal basketball coach.  He was actually my coach while I was at Cedarview Middle School. He devotes his life to teaching and to coaching sports of all levels.  He is the coach for the AA boys U15 Ottawa Next Level basketball team.  I was so excited when he asked me to come in […]

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Oprah Winfrey Live – Ottawa 2013

I have always loved watching Oprah’s interviews since I think she asks great questions and I love her humanitarian work.  I think she’s incredible, so when I found out she was coming to Ottawa I really wanted to but I didn’t dare ask since I knew the tickets would be expensive.  I was so shocked […]

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TKD Canadian Eastern Championships 2013

Last weekend was the Canadian Eastern Championships and I had such a great time! Even though my training has been going extremely well I have to admit, I was pretty nervous because it has been a while since I’ve competed. As soon as I walked into the big room, saw the mats, the flags and all the […]

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