Name: Ethan Gamboa
Height: 5-3
Weight: 99 lbs.
DOB: 9/2/2004
Hometown: Fontana, Calif.
Team/Club: TNT Martial Arts
Coach(es): Tavis Smith and Taylor Smith
Other Career Highlights
  • 2018 Cadet National Team Member
  • 2018 - All American Athlete
  • 2018 - USAT National Championship - Sparring - Black Belt - -45kg - Gold
  • 2018 - Nevada State - Sparring - Black Belt - -49kg - Bronze
  • 2016 - CA State - Sparring - Black Belt - -37kg - Bronze
  • 2015 - USAT National Championship - Sparring - Black Belt - -37kg - Bronze
Personal: Started Taekwondo in 2010...Favorite Taekwondo Athletes: Daniel Manz and Aaron Cook...Favorite Non-Taekwondo Athlete: Kobe Bryant...Who is your biggest inspiration?: My coaches - Tavis Smith and Taylor Smith...Favorite Foods & Drinks: Korean BBQ and green tea...Favorite Book(s): Harry Potter Series...Favorite TV Show: Naruto...Favorite Movie: Rocky...Favorite Band: Imagine Dragons...Favorite/Inspirational Quotes: "The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It's a very mean and nasty place, and I don't care how tough you are, it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, Me or Nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't about how hard you hit, it's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done!" - Rocky Balboa ...What is your proudest moment in Taekwondo to date?: Winning the 2018 Nationals....Other Fun or Interesting facts about you: I play basketball, a lot of video games, and I look forward to Comic-Con every year.