Leadership

Marcus

My name is Marcus Lau. I am 12 years old and have been training with Authentic Taekwondo since 2015. In this time, I have made so many new friends and unforgettable memories. I tested for my First Poom Black Belt in December of 2018, alongside my friends and masters. The achievement I am most proud of throughout these years has been joining the leadership team. When Master Farah asked me to join, I was honoured and excited to be a part of the incredible team of junior leaders and instructors. I feel that I can help Authentic and its students on a whole new level. 

Zidane

My name is Zidane Qureshi and I began training at Authentic 7 years ago. Shortly after achieving my black belt at age 9, I joined the Leadership team and work with students of all ages both in class and for one-on-one personal training sessions. Outside of Taekwondo, I am also very interested in aviation, aerospace engineering, and am an Air Cadet. Being a member of the Authentic family has taught me that with hard work and perseverance, anything is possible.  Taekwondo gave me discipline, stamina, strength, and self confidence. I really enjoy fitness, pushing myself mentally and physically, and I am focused on general well-being so I always have fun teaching students in class. I hope I can inspire the students I teach to achieve their personal best.
Life isn’t a single road, there are many paths we can take to feel successful and reach your goals.

Aaden

My name is Aaden Leung and I have been in the leadership team for 3 years.  I love being a leader and being in the team because it has helped me gain confidence and help me learn how to teach children.  Over these three years I've realized that everyone learns differently and has their own learning style.  Some students may be taught something and understand it instantly while others take longer.  It's also been a great experience and I've met a lot of new people and made new friends.  I hope to learn more in the future and create more experiences.

Nicole

Hi, I am Nicole Wu. I have been doing taekwondo since I was 6 years old.  Taekwondo helps me to build Self-esteem, Self-Discipline and Self-Control, Socialization Skills, Physical Fitness and Activity, Respect with others, Improves Athleticism, Focus and Goal Setting to be in Black Belt within 4.5 years.

I have been taught from others before, and now it is my turn to help and teach people while still learning from others as well.

Authentic Taekwondo, Master Farah gives amazing and fun training class every time. He emphasizes the important skill of teamwork, also teaching defensive styles peacefully. Moreover, He also encourages non-violent resolution, creating a more peaceful world for our future.

 

Grayson 

 

Hi, my name is Grayson Planert. I am 10 years old and have been training in taekwondo for 7 years now. I achieved my 1st degree black belt in 2021, and I am currently in the leadership team.

I started taekwondo because my parents thought it would be good for my health and to try something new. I started taekwondo because some of my relatives live in South Korea, and taekwondo is the national sport there. Another reason why I started Taekwondo is my parents thought it would be good to learn a martial art if I ever need to use self defence.

The reason why I joined the leadership team is I wanted to give back to the taekwondo community.  Authentic Taekwondo has helped me with my patterns, self defense and kibon steps. I also joined the leadership team because I have a little brother named Keaton, and I want to help him achieve his black belt.

 

 

Elio 

I am 9 years old and I have been in Taekwondo since I was 4 years old.  I am a black belt and on the leadership team.  I like being on the leadership team because I like to help everyone and teach them new things.  I like seeing everyone for in person classes

 

Aroki

My name is Cassian Arokiasamy Leon, but most people call me, Aroki. I am 8 years old and I have been in Taekwondo for the last five years.  It has been a great journey for me because it has taught me many lessons that I can use in my everyday life, and I have met so many new friends whom I call my family.  I have worked hard and have accomplished becoming a black belt this year.  I also have the honour to be a part of the leadership program, where I get to learn from Master Farah, instructors and all the other leadership students.  I one day hope to become an instructor and give excellent training the way I have received.

 

 

 

Justin

Hello my name is Justin Nguyen, I am 9 years old, and I am a second degree black belt. I have been doing Taekwondo for about 5 years now and I love it. My goals are to get my master degree and win in competitions. I have already accomplished a few of my goals like getting my second degree black belt. Now I want to teach and help and inspire other kids to reach their goals.

Kabithan

I’m Kabithan, and I started Taekwondo in 2017 and got my black belt in 2021. My best achievement in taekwondo is getting my black belt and joining the leadership team. I enjoy helping others and watching them progress towards their black belts.

 

Jakob

I started my Taekwondo journey at the age of 5 years old and since then, I have been dedicated to learn and train with the help of Master Farah. Whenever in the dojang, I feel a great sense of happiness wash over me and I love it. During my journey through Taekwondo, they taught me how to become a better person and boosted my confidence, my respect to others, and discipline.  My passion is origami and I love to read non-fiction books.

 

Arshan

Hello my name is Arshan Rajabian. I am Black belt In taekwondo. I have trained at Authentic Taekwondo for 4 years, and It is excellent. Going to Taekwondo helped me find more strength, confidence, and a positive attitude. Authentic Taekwondo is really good because it has professional and nice masters, good equipment, and big studio space. To me, Authentic Taekwondo is the best, and I am sure you will like it too.

 

Eva

Hello my name is Eva. I am 10 years old and I have a first degree black belt. I have been doing taekwondo since I was 4. Taekwondo has helped me build my confidence and become stronger. Taekwondo also disciplined me. I am a junior leader and I help Master Farah and other instructors.

 

Zyrhus


Zyrhus is a first degree blackbelt.  He is considerate and has a burning passion for Taekwondo.  He is excited and happy to help, lead, and also be a part of the Leadership Team, and Authentic Taekwondo family. 

 

 Daniel Lee

My name is Daniel Lee, and I joined Authentic Taekwondo about 7 years ago. I became a black belt quite recently, in August 2021. I am now a Junior Leader and work to make sure your child is able to learn efficiently while they are at Authentic Taekwondo. From the day I joined to the skill level I am at now, I have made so many memories while training at Authentic Taekwondo and have made many, many new friends. Getting a Black Belt was already, to me, one of the biggest achievements within my life and being part of the Junior Leadership Team just made me feel like I had earned this title and had shown me how far I had come on my way through each belt. I always keep in mind to myself that the road I travel on is very much dependent on how I wanted to guide it, and I hope to be able to help guide kids to the path me and the other Junior Leaders, Instructors, and Masters have gone on as well.


Jayden

My name is Jayden Thich. I started my taekwondo journey when I was five years old. I achieved my First Degree Black Belt in August 2021.  It is my honor to be part of the leadership team at Authentic Taekwondo. My next goal is to become a Second Degree Black Belt and beyond. Besides self- defense, Master Farah has taught me a lot, including these five qualities: courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control and indomitable spirit. Outside of the Dojang, I enjoy playing the piano, rock climbing and building plastic model kits. When I grow up, I would like to become a mechanical engineer.