Personal Reflections on being a PanAm Torch Bearer

I was so surprised and honoured to receive an email several months ago telling me that I was nominated and selected to be a Torch Bearer for the PanAm games.  To make it even more special it was going to happen in my home town of Barrhaven and on Canada Day! It just doesn’t”t get much … Read more

Concussion Awareness

The media is doing a great job making the public, coaches, teachers and athletes more aware of the real risks of brain damage from concussions but there is still a lot more work to be done.  Unfortunately it has taken some deaths or other serious permanent injuries from concussions to get the message out.  This topic very close … Read more

ITF TKD World Championships 2015 Jesolo Italy

To be honest will you, this is probably my most difficult blog to write thus far. Yesterday, I got back from a trip of a life time. I was in Italy competing at my third World Championships but this was my first time in the age 18-34 adult division. I ended up placing 3rd in … Read more

Kayla Maduk – Ottawa Living Magazine

I was so honoured to be interviewed Pam Dillon from the Ottawa Living Magazine – Summer Edition. I actually met Ms. Dillon when I first started TKD at the age of 3 when her family also trained with Master Kou at Kou’s TKD.  It’s been years since we’ve seen each other so when she contacted me … Read more

My TKD Training in California

It fascinates me what opportunities we get in life.  As I sit in the airport waiting for my connecting flight home from an amazing training week in California, I am so thankful for everything that TKD has given to me.  When I first started 16 years ago I never anticipated that it would allow me to travel … Read more

More Believers Were Created!

Why and How the Believe Project Began….. Back in 2010 I almost didn’t qualify for the National Team to go to my first World Championship.  During my warm-up, I was afraid of what people were thinking of me.  I was the youngest one and the newbie trying out.  I didn’t have the confidence to go, … Read more

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 🙂 [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 🙂