krishan ubongen2nd Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo
Krishan Ubongen attained her 2nd Degree Black Belt at 18 years old (her 1st at 16) and is currently getting ready to test for her 2nd Degree. A graduate from the Design & Technology Academy, she is seeking to major in neuroscience to hopefully become a surgeon in the future. Additionally, being a finalist for the 2018 Genes in Space competition—in which she had to study the virulence of bacteria in microgravity—has given her the opportunity to collaborate with prestigious scientists and astronauts from Boeing, NASA, and Harvard University and has helped her realize her desire to become a researcher as well.
Krishan’s interest for martial arts originated from her grandfather who was also a black belt. Because of him, she partook in taekwondo simply as a summer activity during the summer of 2015 but it has evolved into something she is deeply passionate about. She has competed and placed in numerous tournaments including the Houston Open Taekwondo Championships, Annual UMA Taekwondo Championships, and Amateur Athletic Union Taekwondo Texas Championships. Krishan joined the Christian Taekwondo League in 2018 and trains under Master José Ramirez, where she is learning Taekwondo, Tang Soo Do, Eskrima, Wing Chun, and more. She serves as an assistant instructor and coaches students after school—kids and adults alike—with training sessions. With the countless hours she dedicates to coaching students, she seeks to inspire them to be relentless in their journeys of becoming martial artists and black belts, but also remarkable human beings. Through the help of Master Ramirez, Senpai Sylvia, and the students themselves, Krishan is constantly learning how to be a better teacher.