On this week’s podcast the Motivated Martial artists – Jackson White & Gavin Cook chat to the truly inspirational World Taekwondo Para (WT) Olympian & Multiple World International Taekwondo Federation (ITF) able bodied Sparing and Patterns champion, Amy Truesdale.
Amy Truesdale (born 20 January 1989) is a taekwondo practitioner who won Gold at the 2014 and 2017 Para Taekwondo World Championships. She was born without a left hand or forearm. She has been a competitor in Para Taekwondo since 2009.
Amy is one of the pioneers of Para Taekwondo and talks openly about her achievements, successes and motivations within the 2 Taekwondo styles and how her disability has spurred her on to successes and celebrity status.
Spurred on by her childhood heroes Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan Amy recently won one of the bronze medals in the women's +58 kg event at the 2020 Summer Paralympics in Toyko, Japan.Support the show (https://www.facebook.com/The-Motivated-Martial-Artists-Podcast-111559296845377/)