Emaan is a US born Kashmiri who lives in Los Angeles, California. She is a student of Victory Taekwondo USA in Hacienda Heights, California. Emaan started doing Taekwondo since she was about 5 years old. Last month, she competed in USATKD Championship in Jacksonville, Florida and won the National Championship in her bracket.
USATKD is the Official National Governing Body for the U.S. Olympic Committee and home of the official U.S. National Teams. They organize several events throughout the year.
In addition to the local tournaments in & around Los Angeles, Emaan has traveled to several cities and States in the past to compete. In May 2023, she traveled to Portland, Oregon and competed in USATKD West Grand Prix, which was a qualifying event for the 2023 U.S. National Taekwondo Championships. Emaan won Gold at the tournament and qualified for U.S. Nationals.
In July 2023, Emaan competed at USATKD National Championship which was held in Jacksonville, Florida and she became a 10 years old National Champion by winning a Gold Medal in her bracket.
Emaan has competed in several Taekwondo Championships around USA, including Reno- Nevada; Salt Lake City – Utah and Charlotte- North Carolina. In 2022, the U.S. National Rankings Center ranked Emaan as No 1 nationally, in her belt and division.
Emaan is a Black Belt and part of the World Class team at her Taekwondo studio. The team goes through an intense training program and high level coaching to become better and successful athletes.
Master Bobby Cazares, who has been Emaan’s Coach since she started Taekwondo, said, “Emaan is an exceptional athlete and an even better person. She is an example of a true martial artist who demonstrates discipline, respect, self-control and confidence. She realizes that success comes from hard work and perseverance. Emaan has a bright future ahead of her.”
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