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National Team Profile: Jaysen Ishida

By Bill Kellick | June 09, 2017, 1:22 p.m. (ET)

 

Our latest installment of profiles with our 2017 Senior National Team members features male lightweight Jaysen Ishida of Waikele, Hawaii.

1. What is your favorite holiday? 
Jaysen:
 Thanksgiving. 

2. Top songs on your phone or music service? 
Jaysen:
 Always on shuffle. 

3. If not taekwondo, what sport would you be playing? 
Jaysen: 
Probably be surfing or Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

4. Favorite pro sports team in the U.S.? 
Jaysen:
 I don't have a favorite. 

5. If you had access to a time machine, where and when would you go? 
Jaysen:
 Definitey travel to the future and visit myself. 

6. Favorite venue and city to compete at internationally? 
Jaysen:
 Manchester, UK. 

7. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? 
Jaysen:
 Already living there! In Hawaii.
 
8. What is the first thing you notice about someone when you first meet? 
Jaysen:
 Their shoes. 

9. Best place you have competed at in the States? 
Jaysen:
 San Diego, California. 

10. Age you became a taekwondo fan? 
Jaysen:
 Age 15? I remember watching matches from the 2007 World Championships on YouTube or something and started to really become a fan.

11. What is the one luxury item that you could not do without? 
Jaysen:
 iPhone. 

12. Sport you're best at other than taekwondo? 
Jaysen:
 Air hockey. 

13. If you could trade lives with anyone for one day, who would that be? 
Jaysen:
 Anthony Bourdain 

14. Instagram or Snapchat? 
Jaysen:
 Instagram. 

15. What do you like to do in your spare time? 
Jaysen: 
Netflix and NBA2k17. Jensen Ishida and my teammates are still trying to beat me. #undefeated. 

16. Top two things still on your bucket list? 
Jaysen:
 Learn how to speak Korean fluently, and go skydiving. 

17. Early bird or night owl? 
Jaysen:
 Depends. 

18. What is your favorite television program? 
Jaysen:
 "The Office"

19. What luxury item do you wish you could invent? 
Jaysen:
 A medical device used to save lives or something. 

20. What is your favorite season -- winter, spring, summer or fall? 
Jaysen: 
Spring.

 

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