Katlly O’hara Success Story
Katlly O’hara Success Story
Katlly O’Hara a Taekwondo athelete.
A brief introduction to you?
My name is Katlly O’Hara, I’m 19 years old and currently live in Jacareí / SP. Taekwondo awoke me with ease and patience to teach, which led me to go to Physical Education college. I can say that the martial arts not only do physical and mental health well but also change your life in a very unique and wonderful way.
How did you develop your taste for Taekwondo?
I got to know Taekwondo through a friend named Nataly, and I gradually discovered a great love. Because it is a martial art, which develops several physical and mental aspects, I ended up meeting in Taekwondo.
What attracted you to Taekwondo from all other sports?
The experiences I had in Taekwondo on the mat were completely different for me, it is as if Taekwondo himself had chosen me.
At what age did you start learning Taekwondo?
I started practicing Taekwondo at the age of 18.
What was the biggest prize you won?
No doubt it was during my first championship. I was very anxious and afraid of what was going to happen, but I won two gold medals (Poomsae and Kyorugui).
What do you like most about Poomsae or Kyorugui?
Generally, people excel in one of these two modalities. I like it and I always try to do my best in both, I can’t say which one I like best, because I believe that each one has its challenges and benefits.
Do you have a favorite Master?
All Masters are equally important for teaching and imparting knowledge to the youngest and most inexperienced. However, I would like to highlight my Master Afonso Souza, who helped me whenever I needed it.
How did you get to that position and how was your career in this sport?
My friend Nataly commented to me about what Taekwondo was like, and convinced me to attend one of the training sessions. Since that day, I have never left the mat. I participated in a few championships, but in the future, I would like to change that. I love teaching, which is why I always try to help my teammates.
Do you consider Taekwondo your profession or is it just a hobby?
I consider it a profession, but it is something to be accomplished in the future. I’m studying physical education and graduating little by little, but in the future, I want to be a great teacher and pass on to my students the true meaning of Taekwondo.
Who was an inspiration to you throughout your sporting journey?
I met my current boyfriend in Taekwondo, he is a great inspiration for me, both as an athlete and as a person. Wesley always does his best in training, and that motivates me to never give up.
What challenges did you encounter in getting to where you are today?
Sometimes the lack of time prevents us from training. College, work, and course end up taking our time. But we can never give up on our dreams.
What motivates you most in your athlete profession?
Evolve. Whether big or small, they are all part of an evolution process. Being a better person and a better athlete every day, that’s what motivates me.
What are your strengths as an athlete and as a person?
I am a very determined, hardworking, and committed person. Regardless of the situation, I always try to give my best.
Do you have something you want everyone to learn?
When I was a child, one of my dreams was to do martial arts. But that only became possible after I was 18 years old. You must not give up on your dreams, because sometimes the only thing left is to wait for the right moment to make it real.