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Everyone has a dream in life. Mine has always been to participate in the World Championships of Taekwondo Poomsae. This video shows the past two months of full time, 100% focus on that dream. I accomplished in crowdfunding the costs for 4 months of training with grandmaster Kang Shinchul in South-Korea and left the Netherlands in November 2012. Until March 2013, I'll be under grandmaster Kang's patronage in his Namchang Dojang, training 8 hours a day. Straight afterwards I'll compete in European Qualification tournaments to qualify for the World Championships 2013.
To prevent this inspiring story of a boy chasing his dream from being forgotten, Dutch film maker Stephane Kaas followed me to South-Korea at his own expenses. He took the risk and trusted this story to be worth a full length documentary. After a month of recording my way to success he had to leave and started trying to find broadcasters for his film together with his producer Baldr Film. However, this is a long-lasting process and he does not have time to sit back and wait. He needs to return to Korea and film my last weeks of training as well as my qualification tournaments to finish his documentary. To be able to do this, he needs at least $5000 to bridge the gap (including travel and lodging costs). Help to keep this promising documentary on the roll and contribute now!
"This will be a film about fighting for a dream. It will show how the West meets the East in the form of an 18-year old Dutch boy who gets to learn what Koreans mean when they’re talking about a demanding training. And it will be about not letting your head down in a class full of Korean champions."
Every dollar you invest brings Kaas a step closer to the realization of his documentary "The Sheep with the Black Belt". The more contributors, the bigger is the chance my dream will inspire others as well! Click on 'support this project'! Do you want to contribute but you don't have Paypal or a credit card? Get in touch with me trough the email adress you can find below!
All contributors wil get their credits shown at the 'sponsors' section of my blog: matthomandersloot.wordpress.com. I update this blog with Kaas' footage and my own thoughts on the way to the World Championships to inspire others to follow their (sports)dreams as well. Companies might as well want to sponsor us by means of a bigger donation, which I will reward with a link on the homepage of the blog. As an indication: my first crowdfunding campaign reached over 20.000 views accross Europe and the U.S.A. For ideas on any (creative) way of sponsoring or support other than those you can find on the right side of this page, you can always get in touch with me through firstname.lastname@example.org!
Mattho Mandersloot - Has been practicing taekwondo for over 10 years and is holder of the black belt. Until last November he was coached by master Bob Poublon (5th Dan) in his gym 'American Fitness'. Then he set off for Seoul, South-Korea and was trained by grandmaster Kyungchan Kim (9th Dan) for two months. From January 2013 onwards he has been under patronage of grandmaster Kang Shinchul (9th Dan). Among other prizes he has won the gold medal at both the Dutch National Poomsae Championships and the Open Dutch Championships Poomsae in 2008 and 2009 and the Open Dutch Championships in 2010. For more information about Mattho, go to www.matthomandersloot.com.
Jan 24, 2013
"Dutch taekwondo athlete trains with Korean grandmasters"
- Find Mattho in the news on the website of the Dutch embassy in South-Korea click here.