Perseverance and the will to win amidst difficulties are qualities that NCR jin Daniel Kyle Buan has in store for his first stint at Palarong Pambansa. A perennial MVP and black belter taekwondo player, Kyle is one of the ace players of NCR Region in last year’s national sports
Born Deniel Kyle Moran Buan on October 17, 1996, this Palarong Pambansa taekwondo player had received a lot of recognitions in his field. In 2012, he received the Most Valuable Player (MVP) plum in the Best of the Besttournament at the Mall of Asia (MOA). Two years ago, for the team categories, he also bagged the MVP award for the Philippine Taekwondo League and at the Smart National Taekwondo Championship.
Let’s take a glimpse of this young boy’s life with this exclusive interview with Mr. MVP of the taekwondo universe.
When he was barely six years old, and it was Atenean Jobet Morales who taught him the ways of the sports. Asked about how scoring is made in taekwondo, “In amateur tournaments, we have the first round and the c round, each given two minutes. Body shots will be scored 1 point, 3 points for headshots. After the second round is finished, scores will be tallied. If there is a draw, there will be a sudden death round, meaning the first one to immediately score will emerge as the winner.”
Paolo: Who is your idol in this sport?
Daniel Kyle: Chu Me Yen of Taipei. He is a black belter and he is a quick and smart player.
Paolo: What is your most unforgettable fight?
Daniel Kyle: It’s from Kendrix of Baguio in an inter school competition. The fight was so crucial, it was so close but fortunately, I won that game.
Paolo: How do you find the host school Laguna?
Daniel Kyle: It’s great here. We have fresh air and water here in our area, Liliw, Laguna.
Paolo: What is your ultimate goal in playing taekwondo?
Daniel Kyle: I want to join the Olympics in the future. Actually our coach is preparing us for international competitions, one in Singapore but it is still in the process. It will always be a great opportunity to play for the country.
Currently, he is playing for the University of the East Red Warriors. We hope that Kyle can make a name for him and be an inspiration to every young Filipino that with perseverance and a brave heart, they can reach for their respective goals in life. Let us wait and see this upcoming superstar battle it out in the arena.
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