Advertisement

Preston Edwards


What started as an activity to help him gain confidence and keep himself safe turned 10-year-old Preston Edwards into a world champion. Preston recently won two world titles in traditional forms and weapons at the American Taekwondo Association World Championships. 

Preston, who began studying Taekwondo at age six, earned his first-degree black belt in December 2017. At a competition in Little Rock, he competed against other male athletes his age and rank from around the globe. After a training break limited the number of points he could earn to qualify, Preston earned a wild card spot after placing first in several categories at the district level.

 Preston’s mom, Brittany Edwards, says leading up to the tournament, Preston would practice at least an hour per day at home plus Monday-Friday hour-long practices at ATA Inspired Martial Arts studio in Denham Springs with the help of his instructor, Senior Master Jason Dendy.

 A fifth grader at Seventh Ward Elementary, Preston will continue to train for next year’s world championship when he will rank up to the 11- to 12-year-old level. “He attained his goals so quickly that we’ve had to set new goals,” Brittany says. “Winning three titles in a year is called a triple crown, and he’d like to do that.” 

Preston, Brittany and Preston’s dad, Lane Edwards, travel almost every weekend for tournaments, where athletes earn points for their rankings. And we believe that Preston will continue to thrive and succeed in Taekwondo and much more because he is one amazing kid.

Do you have One Amazing Kid? Email education@brparents.com.

Be the first to review this item!


Bookmark this

01 Sep 2018


By Mari Walker

Recent Articles more articles

Choosing Who to Be: Baby Halloween Costumes Will Always Be My Favorite

in Crafts and Cooking, Family Life, Mari Walker

My girls love to dress up any day, so Halloween season is a favorite because it adds even more options to their already overfilled dress up corner. Oh, and the candy, my girls LOVE candy. (So does their mama!)

Fall is Here! Ready, Set, Go!

in Holidays, Things To Do, Family Life, Amy Delaney

It’s that time. Not red and green, but orange and black! Despite the humidity and temperature outside, you can see a change in the sunlight that means fall is upon us. We’ve survived another hot Louisiana summer and the payoff is big. Football, good

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Candy Corn Buttercream

in Crafts and Cooking

Add some sweet to your season with these pumpkin cupcakes. These pumpkin spice cupcakes are made to look like candy corn with the colorful (and delicious) buttercream frosting.

Cinnamon Pancakes

in Crafts and Cooking

Start your morning off right with these fluffy cinnamon pancakes. Everyone in your family will be begging for more once they’ve tried these delicious Fall hotcakes.

Advertisement
Newsletter