On Sunday 22 January I entered the Midlands Taekwondo Championships in Kettering. The day began by observing the Senior competition, from which l was trying to pick up new tricks whilst calming my nerves.

By mid-afternoon it was time for the Juniors, where I was able to put into practice what l had learnt from almost 5 years of training. I had a really good match but unfortunately my opponent won by one point. The close defeat made me even more determined to showcase my skills which I was able to prove later in the day.

I entered the Tag Team Sparring competition at the last minute and was able to bring home a Silver Medal. With two silver medals to date what’s next for me this year? English Championships next month and Black Belt grading…fingers crossed!