On The Road To The 2016 Olympics: Help Taekwondo Champ Rashid Muhammad Achieve!

Rashid Muhammad has been practicing Taekwondo since he was four-years-old. Taekwondo has been a major part of his everyday life for nearly 16 years. These days, Rashid spends most of his free time training or cross-training for Taekwondo. His competitive resume includes: three-time AAU Taekwondo National Champion, ten-time AAU Taekwondo Regional Champion, and this year he is the USA Taekwondo Texas State Champion. Rashid’s goal is to make it onto the US Olympic Taekwondo Team and compete in the 2016 and 2020 Olympic Games.

To get on the USA Taekwondo National Team, he first had to place in the top four in his division at a state qualifier thus reaching the World Class Division at Nationals. Rashid was the 2013 Texas State Champion so he made it through the first set of qualifying matches. He went on to win the AAU Nationals and is on the 2014-2015 AAU National Team.

Rashid then moved to Dallas to continue his training. He is presently training under Master Greg Tubbs who is the AAU Teams National Coach and he has trained national and international champions for years. He is a member of the AAU national team which will sponsor 1-2 trips a year, but he is in need of donation for the new ranking system that is used for the road to the Olympics on which you have to compete at ranked tournaments which are usually international. There is only one tournament in the U.S. that allows you to get ranking points from the tournaments. Once you get to a rank, you qualify to go.

Rashid is working hard and needs YOUR help with traveling expenses! With being in school and having such a heavy training schedule, it's hard to work a 9-to-5 to earn sufficient funds. To reach that goal, he must make it onto the USA Taekwondo National Team.

Are you willing to help Rashid  travel to achieve his dream of making the 2016 Olympics? Please click below and pitch in!

When Rashid has given back to the community as a past instructor at X-Cel Taekwondo in Missouri City, TX. He was the head coach for the team and five of his students were 2012 AAU National Champions. His students ranged in age from 4-50. Rashid enjoys working with children and finds it most fulfilling when he sees his students excel in competition by applying the skills they learned in class. Rashid also volunteered his time and expertise by teaching a gym class at a local private school.

Although attending and winning the 2016 and 2020 Olympic Games are his competition goals, Rashid’s career goals include opening a chain of Taekwondo schools. He is currently studying accounting to earn his degree which will better enable him to run his Taekwondo business in the future.

No stranger to hard work, Rashid is dedicated to achieving his goals. He has the desire and the ability; now, it is just a matter of time and opportunity.

Are you willing to help Rashid  travel to achieve his dream of making the 2016 Olympics? Please click below and pitch in!