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Samuel Parma

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    I started karate when I was 6 years old....This is my first time making the Junior US Team. ...My real life hero is my dad, he taught me how to be honest and respectful and hardworking and never let me quit when things got very difficult. I emulate because he is my idea of a great man....My biggest win was the second round of my men's 18-34 year old division in Vegas, 2019. I lost the previous round and was disappointed but I was able to battle back and win my next fight against a very well respected fighter. That moment made me happy because I was able to overcome adversity and keep a solid mind without overthinking...My favorite part about competition is being around all of my friends from around the US and also being able to represent either my club or my country to the best of my abilities....I'm inspired by the people around me in training. I believe I have the best training partners in the world and seeing them compete and do well inspires me to do the same...."It's not about how hard you it, it's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward"
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