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How did you find out about UO Wushu?
Ferena Kagata, friend brought me and some friends in.
How long were you involved with the club?
Involved about 2 years afterwards it was on and off.
What were the most difficult and most rewarding factors of being on team?
The most difficult thing at the time was competition and trying to live up to the expectations set by the previous generation. But that was also what I enjoyed more, competing hard.
Did you specialize in something?
I started learning spear and broadsword. Both were very fun.
Can you describe the mental and physical progression you experienced from your first competition to your last competition?
I only participated in 1 competition. I felt more agile, stronger and confident after a year.
How did the Wushu community impact your life?
The wushu community at uo was great. A lot of fun and supportive people. I appreciate wushu as it has helped me physically and mentally. But I feel like getting to know the team has influenced me more.
Where are you now in life?
Currently I am working for a year after my Bachelor’s. I am applying to some graduate schools. Also learning about personal finance and programming.
Do you still practice?
I don’t practice any sport anymore. No time or energy.
Do you have any advice for current team members?
Keep up the good work! True passion and dedication is contagious.
Do you have any advice for the general public?
Try and find a club or other extra curricular activity. It will enhance your college experience.