Muhammad Chishti

USA Taekwondo

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Height: 5-10
Weight: 154 pounds
Birthplace: Santa Fe, N.M.
Residence: Carlsbad, Calif.
High School: Oak Meadow (Putney, Vt.) '00
College: Binghamton University
Coaches: Jimmy Kim & Ibrahim Chishti
Dojang: Jimmy Kim's Taekwondo Center

Hobbies include playing the guitar, photography, watching NBA basketball, cheering for the Yankees, going to the beach and, of course, doing Taekwondo...he is a 4th degree black belt...began Taekwondo at age 9, training under Master Chung Sik Choi in Binghamton, N.Y....his brother, Ibrahim Chishti, is also a 4th degree black belt and USAT national-level referee...favorite foods are Italian, Indian, Greek, Turkish, Afghan and Moroccan...eats yogurt and a banana before a competition...favorite athletes are Michael Jordan and Roger Federer...listens to everything from Jimi Hendrix to Sigur Ros...in addition to competing, Muhammad is also a USAT certified national-level referee and is a regular referee at USAT state and national championships.

Did You Know?: Muhammad finished high school two years early...he started an Internet development company together with his brother when he was 14...he is co-creator of the world's first Taekwondo video game (www.tkdgame.com) which he was the motion capture model for...he is also the Taekwondo play-by-play announcer for IBN Sports Network.

Competition Record:

2011  Australian Open (1st Senior): BRONZE

2009 
World Poomsae Championships (1st Pair w/ Lillian Angel): semifinals
2009  National Poomsae Team Member
2009  National Poomsae Team Trials (1st Pairs): 1st
2009  National Poomsae Team Trials (1st Senior): 3rd
2009  U.S. Open (1st Senior): SILVER

2008  National Poomsae Team Member
2008  National Poomsae Team Trials (1st Pair): 1st
2008  National Poomsae Team Trials (1st Senior): 2nd
2008  USAT California State Qualifier (1st Pair): GOLD
2008  USAT California State Qualifier (1st Senior): BRONZE
2008  World Taekwondo Hanmadang (1st Senior): Participant

2007  National Poomsae Team Trials (1st Pair): 2nd
2007  National Poomsae Team Trials (1st Senior): Finalist

2006  National Poomsae Team Trials: Participant
2006  California State Championships (Poomsae): GOLD

2001  New York State Championships (Poomsae): GOLD

1997  New York State Championships (Poomsae): GOLD

1995  New York State Championships (Poomsae, Jr. Light): GOLD

1994  Junior Olympics (Poomsae): GOLD
1994  New York State Championships (Poomsae, Jr. Light): GOLD

last updated 9/20/11