Young brothers making a name for themselves in the Taekwondo world, winning several tournaments along with an interest in music
Two brothers – 13-year-old Jordan Boodoo and 12-year-old Jacob Boodoo are making waves in the GTA’s Taekwondo community with their awesome performances.
Jordan is a second-degree black belt at Son’s Taekwondo Academy in Woodbridge where his coaches are Grand Master Son (the father) and his son Master Sung-Min Son.
Jordan has been competing since the young age of 6, attending many local tournaments. He’s now a National champion in his weight division winning gold last year in Ottawa and being placed 3rd this year in Quebec City.
Jordan has also qualified for The Pan Am games from attending an international tournament in Las Vegas. His passion for the sport has kept him committed and keeps him striving for perfection, according to his mother Janet Boodoo.
He is currently a grade 8 student at Calderstone Public Middle school and active in many school programs. He has also secured a place for high school in the IB program at Turner Fenton Secondary. Besides his passion for Taekwondo, Jordan also plays the flute and piano in a band at his school along with other sports like track, volleyball, basketball etc. He also plays the piano at his church for weekly worship and volunteers his time at Taekwondo to help teach the younger Taekwondo athletes. On Sundays, Jordan also volunteers to teach children at Connect Church in Bolton.
His younger brother Jacob Boodoo attends the same school and is also a second-degree black belt holder. He won gold at the National Taekwondo Championship this year which qualifies him for Pan am games in June and Worlds championship later this year.
Jacob is very athletic and also actively participates in other sports activities at his school. Like his elder brother, Jacob is also fond of music; he plays the guitar and volunteers his time at Taekwondo and at his community church (Connect Church).
Taekwondo has been the main sport of interest for the brother and they invest many days and hours in training.
They say their goal is to represent Canada and compete in the Olympic Games one day. Their passion and commitment to their training gives them ample opportunity to excel at every level.
Mother Janet says “We are very proud of them both and always give them lots of opportunities to explore and be their best. In their spare time, they keep current with school studies and have a real interest in personal development like exercising and keeping a strong body and mind connection.
“We expect great things from our boys and they expect nothing less. Hard work and determination are the cornerstone for any real athlete and they have proven this in every aspect of their lives. Whatever they set their eyes nothing can ever stop them! We are in great belief that with God we can do all things! Keep reaching for the stars boys!!”