Eight-year-old Corbyn Bomok has returned from the AMAC Australian Title Championships held in Sydney over the weekend.
Competing in various events, the Young athlete achieved 1st in Xtreme Weaponry, 1st in Sumo, 2nd in Freestyle Sparring, 3rd in Xtreme Kata, and 3rd in Traditional Weaponry.
As an Australian title holder for the second year running, Corbyn again qualifies to be part of the Australian Martial Arts Squad for next year.
This opens up the competition to several overseas tournaments he may choose to compete in.
“Last year we made this decision as a family, but now Corbyn has experienced the emotions of being in the squad, so we believe he can arrive at a decision for himself,” Corbyn’s Father, John said of his son’s success.
Corbyn is a determined student with a healthy appetite for success.- Shayne Wilson Head coach Southeast Australian Taekwondo dojo
Head Coach of the Southeast Australian Taekwondo dojo, Mr Shayne Wilson, expressed his elation at his thriving pupil’s performance.
“Corbyn is a determined student with a healthy appetite for success,” Mr Wilson said.
“He is inspiring other students to enter competitions and is always willing to give a hand for techniques and advice to club members for tournaments.
“Once again he has made his club very proud and deserves the upcoming holiday break from training.”
Corbyn’s mother Christine said her sons kind, helpful and supportive nature extends to all competitors even if he is unsuccessful in an event.
“Watching him cheer on his friends with enthusiasm, who were his opponents only a few moments earlier, speaks volumes for his sportsmanship like behaviour,” Christine said.
“When most of the stadium stops to watch your son enter the mats for each event, you have to start thinking there’s something special here.
“He has a wide range of supporters from judges and officials, coaches from other dojos across Australia, black belt competitors, and parents with children watching in the stands.
“And although the Cootamundra dojo will close over the holidays, Corbyn has chosen to continue his training and has already begun scheduling his regime for next year’s tournaments,” Christine said.
Corbyn thanked his family for being there even though his dad and my siblings couldn’t stay to watch him compete
“I know they are cheering for me. And thank you to my coach, Mr Wilson for helping me get better and all my friends at the club.”
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