This week the Motivated Martial Artists Jackson White and Gavin Cook talk to 5th dan and world champion Nicola Turecek
Nicola started her martial arts journey at 5 years old after being told by a doctor to take up a sport that involves bare feet because of issues with her feets growth. Initially she started ballet but after hating it her father decided to take her to a Taekwondo school with Lyn Evans where she fell in love with martial arts.
Nicola is a Taekwondo world champion winning many competitions including winning the 2010 Taekwondo world championship in patterns against 98 other women. Nicola has also traveled a lot around the world to compete in world championship tournaments, one of her most memorable moments in sparing was in 2008 in Sardinia winning a gold in the continuous sparring and a silver in point stop. Another memorable moment for her was in poland winning a patterns gold medal and a point sparring gold medal both with huge competitor categories.
Nicola has been an instructor at many clubs throughout the years amassing a large plethora of knowledge and teaching skills. Nicola now owns her own chain of clubs called Nicola Turecek Taekwondo where she teaches traditional Tae Kwon-Do, Self Defence and Korean Kickboxing to all ages from Children to Adults across the majority of the South Wales area.
Tune in this week to hear some motivational stories from a very successful and inspirational lady!