Name: Karyn Real
Height: 5-3
Weight: 100 lbs
DOB: 10/7/2001
Hometown: Diamond Bar, Calif.
High School: Diamond Bar High School
College: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Team/Club: YIC Taekwondo, Eagles Poomsae Team
Coach(es): Grandmaster Young In Cheon, Master Alan Cheon, Grandmaster Jung Hwan Jin
World Championship Experience
  • 2018 World Poomsae Championships (Junior Female Individual) - Bronze
Other Career Highlights
  • 2019 - Pan Am Games (team freestyle w/ Andrew Lee, Saejin Yi, Alex Lee & Ethan Sun) - Gold
  • 2019 - Pan Am Games (women's individual poomsae) - Bronze
  • 2019 National Team Member (Senior Individual Female Poomsae, Senior Mixed Pairs Poomsae)
  • 2019 - National Championships/National Team Trials - Senior Individual Female Poomsae - Black Belt - Gold
  • 2019 - National Championships/National Team Trials - Senior Mixed Pairs Poomsae (w/ Alex Lee) - Black Belt - Gold
  • 2019 - Pan Am Games National Poomsae Team Member
  • 2019 - US Open - Freestyle Mixed Team - Bronze
  • 2019 - US Open - Senior Mixed Pairs Poomsae - Bronze
  • 2019 - US Open - Senior Individual Female Poomsae - Silver
  • 2018 National Team Member (Junior Female Individual Poomsae, Junior Mixed Pairs Poomsae, Junior Female Team Poomsae)
  • 2018 - National Championships/National Team Trials - Junior Individual Female Poomsae - Black Belt - Gold
  • 2018 - National Championships/National Team Trials - Junior Mixed Pairs (w/ Ethan Sun) Poomsae - Black Belt - Gold
  • 2018 - National Championships/National Team Trials - Junior Female Team (w/ Rachel Bae and Ester Jo) Poomsae - Black Belt - Gold
  • 2018 - US Open - Junior Mixed Pairs (w/ Ethan Sun) Poomsae - Black Belt - Bronze
  • 2017 National Team Member (Junior Female Individual Poomsae, Junior Mixed Pairs Poomsae)
  • 2017 National Team Alternate (Junior Female Sparring -42kg)
  • 2017 - Taipei City Cup - Female Individual Poomsae - Bronze
  • 2017 - Costa Rica Open - Junior Individual Female Poomsae - Black Belt - Gold
  • 2017 - Costa Rica Open - Junior Mixed Pairs (w/ Ethan Sun) Poomsae - Black Belt - Gold
  • 2017 - Pan American Championships - Junior Individual Female Poomsae - Black Belt - Bronze
  • 2017 - Pan American Championships - Junior Mixed Pairs (w/ Ethan Sun) Poomsae - Black Belt - Gold
  • 2017 - National Championships/National Team Trials - Junior Individual Female Poomsae - Black Belt - Gold
  • 2017 - National Championships/National Team Trials - Junior Mixed Pairs (w/ Ethan Sun) Poomsae - Black Belt - Gold
  • 2017 - National Championships/National Team Trials - Junior Female Sparring - Black Belt -42kg (Fin) - Silver
  • 2017 - US Open - Junior Mixed Pairs (w/ Ethan Sun) Poomsae - Black Belt - Silver
  • 2016 National Team Alternate (Junior Female Individual Poomsae, Junior Mixed Pairs Poomsae)
  • 2016 - National Team Trials - Junior Female Individual Poomsae - Silver
  • 2016 - National Team Trials - Junior Mixed Pairs (w/ Alex Lee) Poomsae - Silver
  • 2016 - National Championships - Junior Female Individual Poomsae - Black Belt - Bronze
  • 2016 - National Championships - Junior Mixed Pairs (w/ Alex Lee) Poomsae - Black Belt - Gold
  • 2016 - National Championships - Junior Female Sparring - Black Belt -42kg (Fin) - Bronze
  • 2016 - US Open - Junior Female Individual Poomsae - Black Belt - Bronze
  • 2016 - US Open - Junior Female Team Poomsae - Bronze
  • 2016 Canada Open (Jr. Recognized Individual Poomsae): GOLD
  • 2016 Canada Open (Jr. -42kg sparring): BRONZE
  • 2015 USA Taekwondo National Poomsae Team Member (12-14 Mixed Pairs w/ Ryan Real)
  • 2015 Pan American Poomsae Open (12-14 Female Individual): SILVER
  • 2015 Pan American Poomsae Open (12-14 Mixed Pairs w/ Ryan Real): GOLD
  • 2014 National Team Member (Cadet Female Individual Poomsae)
  • 2014 Mexico Open - Gold (Cadet Individual Poomsae)
  • 2014 Pan Am Championships - Bronze (Cadet Individual Poomsae)
  • 2014 USAT National Poomsae Team Trials - Gold (Cadet Individual)
  • 2013 USAT National Championships - Gold (Cadet Individual Poomsae)
  • 2013 USAT National Championships - Bronze (Cadet Pair Poomsae)
  • 2013 USAT National Championships - Silver (Cadet Fin Sparring)
  • 2012 U.S. Open - Silver (Youth Individual Poomsae)
  • 2012 U.S. Open - Silver (Youth Fin Sparring)
  • 2011 USAT National Championships - Gold (Youth Black Belt Individual Poomsae)
  • 2011 U.S. Open - Gold (Youth Black Belt Individual Poomsae)
  • 2010 USAT National Championships - Gold (8-9 Red Belt Individual Poomsae)
  • 2010 USAT National Championships - Silver (8-9 Red Belt Fin Sparring)
Personal: Favorite Taekwondo Athlete: Ryan Real...Favorite/Inspirational Quotes: "Diamonds are made under pressure."