Modest Taj keeps big success under his belt

Taj Barbour knows a thing or two about impressive trophies. Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au d415281
Taj Barbour knows a thing or two about impressive trophies. Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au d415281

It is a position the Erskine 10-year-old has held for his age group for three years.

In 2011 Taj represented WA in the national and international championships at the Institute of Sport in Canberra.

He finished in fourth place.

He is a red belt and trains twice a week in his quest to get his black belt.

His dream is to represent Australia at the Olympics.

His mother said despite Taj’s sporting prowess, he was very modest.

His teachers at Foundation Christian School did not even know he was involved in taekwondo, let alone State champion.