My Black Belt Story by Abigail Buchanan

  When I was a white belt, I didn’t really take taekwondo too seriously. I enjoyed it but didn’t really understand what I was doing too well, I just wanted to do it because my brother was doing it. As I started moving from being a white belt beginner up to higher belt colours I […]

My Black Belt Story by Danielle Jamison

I started taekwondo when I was 6 years old, mainly to copy my older brother because 6-year-old Danielle thought he was very cool. I went to the Albany Creek branch, the instructor was Senior Instructor Shane McNish. He was an excellent instructor, focusing on technique and discipline, and he helped me make significant progress in […]

My Black Belt Story by Stephen Clair

Being bullied when I was in high school really affected my self-confidence, obviously I couldn’t stand up to a group of older peers. Also, being disconnected from my sports team and friends, after coping with alcohol and drugs for several years made the situation worse. Eventually, after suffering the consequences of addiction on my mental […]

My Black Belt Journey by Anabel Gonzalez

Halfway through high school I started training with Pacific International Taekwondo as a way to keep active and fit. At the time I didn’t think about goals so didn’t plan to get my black belt. So, I soon reached 1st Kup with no plan to go any further. After leaving school and taking a short […]