Heading into it’s 35th year at the Australian University Games, the Monash University Taekwondo club is aiming to upkeep its huge success within the games. With a record of winning 30 of the previous games, ideally 2017 will bring the team and university its 31st win for the martial art.
With a team of 40 competitors, 2 coaches, 3 support staff and 1 sports trainer, the team is not only large in numbers, but also large in courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control and indomitable spirit - the 5 tenants of Taekwondo.
Whilst the surface goal is to bring back another win, underlying this is each individual’s goals and expectations to improve their abilities in the sport, as well as to step off the competition mats proud of their performances.
The team’s greatest competition is the University of Sydney and the University of New South Wales. Both large and hard-working teams, Monash University Taekwondo strives to train hard and beat them to the gold.
Many of our previous competitors will return this year, with some training harder than ever to overcome individual defeats in previous years. The team’s combination of dedicated older members and ambitious newer members, is sure to bring a memorable year for the club at the university games.
With the guidance of coaches Jaeyoung Kim and Kyung Choon Woo, Monash University Taekwondo is sure to bring home not only the prestigious trophy, but a stronger group of friendships and experience.
Good luck to the taekwondo team as they look to continue their dominance in the sport! #monashpride