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Matthew Foong

Taekwondo

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Name: Matthew Foong
Nickname: Ty-foong
Height: 5-8
Weight: 137
Coach: David Foong       
Club: Foong's Desert Kyorugi
Year started taekwondo: 2007
High School: Palm Desert High School

Awards:   
    
President's Award
    Honors Straight A Award                            

Does not have a favorite book because there are too many to list…enjoys camping, hunting, fishing and sport shooting…plays piano and alto saxophone and is a Trekkie and Android fanatic...favorite TV shows are The Big Bang Theory, The Walking Dead, Supernatural and Person of Interest…eats pasta with chicken and vegetables before competition…favorite athlete is Bruce Lee…not many people know that Matthew did not know how to ride a bicycle until last year….favorite quote: “I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.” - Bruce Lee


Major Competition Record:


2014  USA Taekwondo Cadet National Team Trials (men’s light heavy): FIRST
2014  USAT Cadet National Team member: Men’s light heavy
2014  U.S. Open (cadet light heavy): SILVER
2014  17th Annual Yushen Lai's Invitational Taekwondo Championship (light heavy): GOLD
2014  Arizona State Championships (Light Heavy): GOLD
2014  California State Championships (Heavy): GOLD

2013  California State Open TKD Championships (cadet sparring light heavy): GOLD
2013  American Open TKD Championships (cadet light heavy): 1
st
2013  American Taekwondo United National Championships (cadet light heavy): 1
st
2013  Golden State Open TKD Championships (cadet light heavy): 2nd

2012  U.S. Junior Taekwondo National Championships (Sparring): GOLD
2012  U.S. Junior Taekwondo National Championships (Poomse): GOLD
2012  Golden State Open TKD Championships (Sparring): GOLD

last updated 4/21/2014