Name: Kayla Morales
Classification: Fly -49kg
Height: 5-0
Weight: 107.8 lbs.
DOB: 10/8/2000
Hometown: Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
Team/Club: Knockout Martial Arts
Coach(es): Robert Morales
Other Career Highlights
  • 2019 - Washington State Championship - Senior Sparring - Black Belt- -49kg - Gold
  • 2019 - Hawaii State Championship - Senior Sparring - Black Belt- -49kg - Gold
  • 2019 - Minnesota State Championship - Senior Sparring - Black Belt- -49kg - Gold
  • 2018 - Colorado State Championship - Senior Sparring - Black Belt- -49kg - Gold
  • 2018 - Las Vegas Open International Championships - Senior Sparring - Black Belt- -49kg - Gold
  • 2018 - Canada Open - Senior Sparring - Black Belt- -49kg - Bronze
  • 2018 - National Championships - Senior Sparring - Black Belt- -49kg - Bronze
  • 2018 - Arizona State Championship - Senior Sparring - Black Belt- -49kg - Gold
  • 2018 - Nevada State Championship - Senior Sparring - Black Belt- -49kg - Silver
  • 2017 California Team to Korea Open
  • 2017 - Utah State Championship - Junior Sparring - Black Belt- -49kg - Gold
  • 2017 - Nevada State Championship - Senior Sparring - Black Belt- -49kg - Silver
  • 2017 - International Taekwondo Festival - Senior Sparring - Black Belt- -49kg - Gold
  • 2016 - California State Championship - Junior Sparring - Black Belt- -46kg - Silver
  • 2015 Junior National B Team Member
  • 2015 California IME Team to Binacional Games. Tijuana, Mexico
  • 2015 - Las Vegas Open International Championship - Junior Sparring - Black Belt- -46kg - Gold
  • 2015 - Pan Am Open Championships, Mexico - Junior Sparring - Black Belt- -46kg - Bronze
  • 2015 - National Championship - Junior Sparring - Black Belt- -46kg - Silver
  • 2015 - Utah State Championship - Junior Sparring - Black Belt- -46kg - Gold
  • 2015 - International Taekwondo Festival - Junior Sparring - Black Belt- -46kg - Gold
  • 2015 - Binacional Games, Tijuana, MX - Junior Sparring - Black Belt- -46kg - Gold
  • 2014 Cadet National B Team Member
  • 2014 - Pan Am Open, Portland - Cadet Sparring - Black Belt- -46kg - Bronze
  • 2014 - National Championships - Cadet Sparring - Black Belt- -46kg - Silver
Personal: Started Taekwondo in 2004...Favorite Taekwondo Athletes: Dae Hoon Lee and Jade Jones...Favorite Non-Taekwondo Athlete: Shawn Johnson...Who is your biggest inspiration?: My grandfather and my great grandfather...Favorite Foods & Drinks: Noodles, chicken wings, boba, matcha green tea...Favorite Book(s): Harry Potter series:...Favorite TV Show(s): "Game of Thrones" and "Criminal Minds"...Favorite Movie(s): "Avengers", "Star Wars", "Harry Potter"...Favorite Band(s)/Singer(s) Ariana Grande, Jonas Brothers, BTS, BlackPink, Normani, SZA, The Weekend, Migos, Cardi B...Favorite/Inspirational Quotes: “If you can visualize it, if you can dream it, there’s some way to do it.” - Walt Disney “Nothing is impossible, the world itself says ‘I’m possible’!” - Audrey Hepburn...What is your proudest moment in Taekwondo to date?: I have two very proud moments, the first one would be when I won Bronze the first time I traveled out of the country and the did a medal ceremony at that moment I was proud to represent my country and I said to myself “I want to feel like this forever” it was when I truly knew I wanted to do taekwondo for the long run. The second proudest moment was when I recently made USA team for world championships. I feel like I was close for a long time but now I get to finally represent my country and my family. It’s an honor to be selected and I am very grateful for the opportunity....Other Fun or Interesting facts about you: When I have free time I like to go to Disneyland or relax at the beach. I also like to spend time with family and friends. I used to compete in gymnastics, and took dance classes. I like to teach Taekwondo to the little kids because they remind me of me sometimes when I was a kid.