Name: Mani Thapa

Age: 49 Yrs

Grade: 3rd Dan Black Belt

Role: Instructor

When did you start TKD:

I started Taekwondo since I was 15 years old. I got my first black belt in December 2010.

Why did you start TKD

I have always had the passion and interest to learn martial arts and Taekwondo was the one that interested me most. I have been attracted with this sport ever since and have continued to this day.

Your Favourite part about being at the club/TKD:

I enjoy doing taekwondo as it helps me keep fit and increases your flexibility, physical and mental well-being.

Your interests/hobbies:

My hobbies are martial arts, driving, making friends, music and keeping myself fit through sports.

What have you achieved so far:

I have participated in North of England and British Taekwondo Championship in 2006 and 2007 and have won gold and silver in sparring and poomsae competition. I am an Instructor with the club helping our students in achieving their potential in Taekwondo.