If someone is reading this and hasn’t ever stepped onto a Taekwondo mat, what would you say to them to help them give it a go?
Just do it, you will make friends for life, the clubs are families and more.
What is the best thing about Taekwondo?
I like to win and always to be the best. It’s easy to prove you’re the best when you win. Hard work shows in the ring.
Do you have any top tips for training?
Keep hydrated, work hard, always warm up and cool down well. Practice stretching daily, and push yourself.
What are your hopes for the future in your Taekwondo?
I want to go all the way, I know so many students/players say this but I mean it. Nothing will stop me from achieving it.
Why is Taekwondo the activity for you?
It’s great fun, gives me a good feeling, helps me meet people and make friends.
Is there anything else you would like to say?
I enjoy all sports and am very active, I take part in gymnastics, different dances and enjoy competing in those also, I love running and hope to get more involved in it as I get older.
Richard Gottfried was speaking to Gabriella and her mum Rachel.
We wish Gabriella and everyone at Cumbria Tae Kwon Do the very best, and thank Gabriella for sharing her Taekwondo story with us.
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