Name: Johnny Birch
Sport: Taekwondo
Height: 5-11
Weight: 330 lbs.
DOB: 8/16/1980
Hometown: Deland, Fla.
Team/Club: Carlisle Taekwondo & Fitness Academy, LLC
Coach(es): Jason Poos and Lynnette Love
World Championship Experience
  • 2017 World Para-Taekwondo Championships G-10 19-19 October 2017 London, UK
Other Career Highlights
  • 2019 PARA PAN AM GAMES K44 +75: BRONZE
  • 2019 PARA National Team K44 +75
  • Pan Am Para Open Taekwondo Championships G-2 16-16 June 2019 Portland, USA-BRONZE
  • Qualification Tournament for the Lima 2019 Parapan American Games G-1 7-7 March 2019 Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic-GOLD
  • 2019 U. S. Open Para Taekwondo Championships G-1 1-1 March 2019 Las Vegas, USA
  • 2018 PARA National Team K44 +75
  • 2018 Pan America Para Taekwondo Open G-4/G-2 12-13 July 2018 Spokane, Washington, USA-BRONZE
  • 2018 National Championships-Gold
  • 2018 African Para Taekwondo Championships G-4/G-2 28-28 March 2018 Agadir, Morocco
  • 2018 U.S Open Para Taekwondo G-1 29-29 January 2018 Las Vegas, USA-BRONZE
  • 4th Asian Para Taekwondo Championships G-4/G-2 24-24 May 2018 Hochiminh, Vietnam
  • 2017 PARA National Team K44 +75
  • 3rd Oceania Para Taekwondo Open G-4/G-2 13-14 May 2017 Auckland, New Zealand
  • 2017 IWAS World Games G-6 3-5 December 2017 Vila Real de Santo António, Portugal
  • 2017 Pan Am Para-Taekwondo Open International Championships G-4/G-2 29-29 August 2017 San Jose, Costa Rica-SILVER
  • 2017 National Championships-GOLD
  • 2017 U.S. Open Para Taekwondo G-1 1-1 February 2017 Las Vegas, USA-BRONZE
  • 2003 ALL ARMY CHAMPIONSHIPS-SILVER
  • 2003 ARMED FORCES CHAMPIONSHIPS-BRONZE
  • 2002 ALL ARMY CHAMPIONSHIPS-GOLD
  • 2002 8TH United States ARMY CHAMPIONSHIOS-GOLD
  • 2002 2ND INFANTRY DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIPS-GOLD
  • 2001-2003 2nd Infantry Division Team
  • 2001-2003 ALL ARMY TEAM
  • 2001 ALL ARMY CHAMPIONSHIPS-BRONZE
  • 2001 8TH United States ARMY CHAMPIONSHIOS-GOLD
  • 2001 2ND INFANTRY DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIPS-GOLD
  • 2000 8TH United States ARMY CHAMPIONSHIOS-GOLD
  • 2000 2ND INFANTRY DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIPS-GOLD
  • 1998 Florida State Championships-BRONZE
  • 1997 JUNIOR OLYMPICS
  • 1997 Florida State Championships-GOLD
  • 1996 JUNIOR OLYMPICS
  • 1996 Florida State Championships-SILVER
Personal: Started Taekwondo in 2003...Favorite Taekwondo Athlete: Moon Dae Sung...Who is your biggest inspiration?: Not who, but what? Hardship...Favorite Foods & Drinks: Total foodie and I am addicted to soda...Favorite Book: "The Art of Mixing"...Favorite TV Show(s): "Game of Thrones", "Love & Hip Hop", "The Four", "ATL" and "Law & Order"...Favorite Movie(s): "Kung Fu Hustle", "Avengers", "City of Angels", "The Man From Nowhere", "Old Boy", "The Fighter in the Wind" and so on....Favorite Band(s)/Singer(s): Jodeci, Dru Hill, 112, Timbaland, Missy Elliot, Pharrell, Ed Sheeran, The Weeknd, Tink, John Legend and many more....What is your proudest moment in Taekwondo to date?: The day my daughter earned her black belt....Other Fun or Interesting facts about you: In 2005 I thought my Taekwondo career was over. Through the grace of God I am back as a Para athlete. Isn't God good? I also produce music.