Bugsy Chiu

– Rank: 2nd Degree Black Belt
– Earned: 2012
– Started: 5 years old
2006 Hong Kong Open Championship 2006 – 1st Runner up
2008 Hong Kong Open Championship 2008 – Winner 2009
2015 Hong Kong Taekwondo Team
2009 Asia Cities Cup 2009 – 1st Runner up
2011 Malaysia Open Championship 2011 – Winner
2011 Australia (Victoria)Open 2011 – 1st Runner up
2012 Asia Taekwondo Championships
2013 Australia Open Championship – Winner
2013 Hong Kong Open Championship 2013 – 2nd Runner up
2014 National Games of the People’s Republic of China
2014 Hong Kong Open Championship 2014 – 2nd Runner up

I started Taekwondo when I was 5 in Hong Kong as an after-school activity. I fell in love with it after watching my seniors spar in class. I started to put more effort and time into practicing, learning, and studying this wonderful sport. My studio in Hong Kong mainly focused on the sports side of Taekwondo; thus, I was trained and supported as an athlete.

I was selected for the Hong Kong Team of Taekwondo after I got my 1st-degree black belt at 15. Joining the Hong Kong Team gave me a lot of chances to participate in overseas competitions and learn new skills and techniques. Representing Hong Kong in overseas tournaments was never my motivation; getting better at Taekwondo is. Taekwondo is never a sport to me; it is me. I always think that I didn’t choose Taekwondo, but Taekwondo chose me.

“A teacher is never a giver of truth; he is a guide, a pointer to the truth that each student must find for himself.”

Bruce Lee