Name: Juliana Candelaria
Height: 4-7
Weight: 71 lbs,
DOB: 7/10/2008
Hometown: Lake Zurich, Ill.
Team/Club: Apex Tigers Martial Arts and Xcellent Taekwondo Center
Coach(es): Giduk Kwon and Jeffery Williams Sr
Other Career Highlights
  • 2020 - US Open - Individual Poomsae - Black Belt - Cadet - Gold
  • 2020 - US Open - Team Poomsae - Black Belt - Cadet - Gold
  • 2020 - Cadet Poomsae Grand Slam - Individual - Black Belt - Cadet - 1st place
  • 2020 - Cadet Poomsae Grand Slam - Team - Black belt - Cadet - 1st Place
  • 2020 - AAU Illinois State Championship - Individual Poomsae - Cadet - Black Belt - Gold
  • 2020 - AAU Illinois State Championship - Cadet Sparring - Black Belt - -30 (Fin) Gold
  • 2019/2020 - AAU Mini Cadet Sparring National Team Member
  • 2019 - USAT Nationals - Individual Poomsae - Black Belt - Youth - Gold
  • 2019 - USAT Nationals - Youth Sparring - Black Belt - -30 kg (Fin) - Bronze
  • 2019 - US Open - Individual Poomsae - Black Belt - Youth - Silver
  • 2019 - President's Cup - Individual Poomsae - Black Belt - Youth - Gold
  • 2019 - President's Cup - Sparring - Black Belt - -30 (Fin) - Youth - Bronze
  • 2019 - Pan American International - Individual Poomsae - Black Belt - Youth - Bronze
  • 2019 - Pan American International - Youth Sparring - Black Belt - -30 (Fin) - Gold
  • 2019 - Athletic Taekwondo Union Nationals - Individual Poomsae - Black Belt - Youth - Gold
  • 2019 - Athletic Taekwondo Union Nationals - Youth Sparring - Black Belt - -30 (Fin) - Gold
  • 2019 - Midwest 10.0 Sparring - Youth Sparring - Black Belt - -30 (Fin) - Gold
  • 2019 - AAU New Jersey State Championship - Individual Poomsae - Youth - Black Belt- Gold
  • 2019 - AAU New Jersey State Championship - Youth Sparring - Black Belt - -30 (Fin) Gold
  • 2019 - Michigan State Championship - Individual Poomsae - Black Belt - Youth - Gold
  • 2019 - Michigan State Championship - Youth Sparring - Black Belt - -30 (Fin) - Gold
  • 2019 - Illinois State Championship - Individual Poomsae - Black Belt - Youth - Gold
  • 2019 - Illinois State Championship - Youth Sparring - Black belt - -30 (Fin) - Gold
  • 2019 - Minnesota State Championship - Individual Poomsae - Black Belt - Youth - Gold
  • 2019 - Minnesota State Championship - Youth Sparring - Black Belt - Youth Gold
  • 2019 - Wisconsin State Championship - Individual Poomsae - Black Belt -Youth - Gold
  • 2019 - Wisconsin State Championship - Youth Sparring - Black Belt - -30kg (Fin) - Gold
  • 2018 - IL State Team Member (ITSO)
  • 2018 - USAT Nationals - Individual Poomsae - Black Belt - Youth - Silver
  • 2018 - President's Cup - Individual Poomsae - Black Belt - Youth - Gold
  • 2018 - President's Cup - Youth Sparring - Black Belt - -30 kg (Fin) - Gold
  • 2018 - Illinois State Championship - Individual Poomsae - Black Belt - Youth - Gold
  • 2018 - Illinois State Championship - Youth Sparring - black Belt - -30 kg (Fin) - Gold
  • 2018 - Wisconsin State Championship - Individual Poomsae - Black Belt - Youth - Gold
  • 2018 - Wisconsin State Championship - Youth Sparring - Black Belt - -30 kg (Fin) - Gold
  • 2018 - Las Vegas Open - Youth Sparring - Black Belt - -30kg ( Fin) - Silver
  • 2017 - USAT Nationals - Individual Poomsae - Black Belt - 8-9 years old - Silver
  • 2017 - USAT Nationals - Tiger Sparring - Black Belt - 21 to 25 kg - Gold
  • 2017 - Illinois State Championship - Individual Poomsae - Black Belt - Tiger - Gold
  • 2017 - Illinois State Championship - Tiger Sparring - Black Belt - 21 to 25 kg - Gold
  • 2016 - USAT Nationals - Individual Poomsae - Blue Belt - Tiger - Silver
  • 2016 - Illinois State Championship - Individual Poomsae - Black Belt - Tiger - Gold
  • 2016 - Illinois State Championship - Tiger Sparring - black Belt - 21 to 25 kg - Gold
Personal: Started Taekwondo in 2016...Favorite Taekwondo Athletes: Chiara Flotildes, Megan Lee, Anastasija Zolotic, Stephen Lambdin and Jackie Galloway...Who is your biggest inspiration?: My family, my coach and my teammates...Favorite Foods & Drinks: Booba, Filipino Foods...Favorite/Inspirational Quotes:"I never underestimate the value of training because I never underestimate the challenges that I will face" - Me / "It's not how bad you want it, it's about how hard you're willing to work hard for it." - My Dad / "It's not the quantity but the quality of training that matters most." - Master Giduk Kwon...What is your proudest moment in Taekwondo to date?: Winning the Gold in the 2020 US Open individual and Team Cadet Poomsae / Winning 1st Place in the USAT Grandslam Finals in Individual and Team Cadet Poomsae and became a USAT National Team member/athlete
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I am bilingual, I can speak Fluent Tagalog and English.
I do Gymnastics, Krav Maga, Karambit knife Defense, Sport Shooting, Swimming, Singing, Rap Singing, Arts
I am dreaming of becoming taekwondo freestyle athlete in the future.