Interview for the Marketplace Magazine

I had the honour of being interviewed by reporter/journalist Lynda Steele and here is the link to the two page article.¬† Thank you Lynda for doing such a great job ūüôā [embeddoc url=”” height=”800px” download=”all” viewer=”google”]

I’m Very Proud of Myself!

I’m very proud of myself!¬† That may sound like a weird thing to say but it’s true.¬† The last month has been brutal for many reasons but it hasn’t stopped me.¬† There were so many times during the last couple years that it would have been easier and totally justifiable¬†to not go through¬†with this years¬†World … Read more

CTV Morning Live Interview with Kayla Maduk

Every time a World Championship rolls around there is lots of media and press. I am always surprised to get the call for an interview¬†but I¬† enjoy sharing my passion with others. I really appreciate all of the¬†Ottawa support. ¬†Click here¬†to Watch the Live Interview¬†ūüôā  

Routines Build Confidence

The World Championships are quickly approaching.¬† Since I’m competing in¬†both 3rd Dan Patterns and Sparring ¬†it’s¬†time to focus on all the little details and divide my training time between the two disciplines.¬†¬† I have been dissecting my patterns from the techniques right down to my method of breathing.¬†¬†I have been working on¬†the same sparring drills … Read more

Absolute Comedy Dinner Fundraiser

Last night I was humbled to have so many people attend a fundraiser for my journey to the ITF TKD World Championships in Italy this May.¬† The event was held at the Barrhaven Legion #641 and about 100 people attended for the dinner/show.¬† As I looked around the room it felt very surreal seeing some … Read more

Ken Ross Will Be Missed Dearly in Barrhaven

One of the reasons I love living in Barrhaven so much is because of the people.¬† There is a real sense of family and caring. Ken Ross was one of the major pillars in the community and I’m sad to say that he passed¬†away¬†last week.¬† He was the co-owner of Your Independent Grocer here in … Read more

Keynote Speaker at “Because I Am A Girl” Campaign Fundraiser

Nothing makes me happier than being involved with events that promote positive self-esteem/self-image and confidence in young girls.¬† I have been invited back for the last three years to be the Keynote Speaker at the¬†Soloway Jewish Community School.¬† I am always so impressed how passionate this group of young girls (grades 4-6) and their mom’s … Read more

Cross Training After an Injury

When it comes to returning to training after an injury, it’s really important to go about it properly. My first reaction is to jump into everything really hard since I’ve missed it so much and I just want to do everything but I have learned in the past that it’s crucial to ease back in.:)¬†¬†¬†I … Read more

2014 Personal Highlights

I definitely had more ups and downs than normal during 2014 but I guess its all part of growing up. Every¬†Christmas I review my blog and¬†make a quick recap of the year and I always feel extremely¬†grateful for the¬†things that I’ve been able to accomplish (despite the challenges) and the experiences I’ve had.¬† It also … Read more

2014 Blackburn ITF TKD Challenge

Congratulations to Mr. LeGrow for hosting his biggest and most successful TKD tournament ever.¬†¬†There were¬†275 competitors from Ontario, Quebec, Newfoundland, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Arizona, Puerto Rico and Jamaica. I didn’t compete since I’m still waiting for the MRI on my foot which will be December 1st.¬† I can’t wait to get the results … Read more