Simara: Sanjiv Nepali from Bara, Nijgadh Municipality 7 is a well-known name in the field of Taekwondo. He is not only well-known in this field, he is famous as a successful player in making Nepal known internationally through Taekwondo.
Sanjiv, who has won many medals for the country by participating in international level competitions, is among the main players who have hoisted the national flag of Nepal abroad. Sanjiv ‘s success in Taekwondo has established his identity today.
Sanjiv, who has been dedicated to Taekwondo since childhood, has now turned from player to coach. His passion for Taekwondo not only limited him to being a player, but also inspired him to take on the role of a coach to produce skilled players. Therefore, he decided to dedicate the rest of his life to Taekwondo and is active in this field.
Sanjiv, who reached the pinnacle of success in Taekwondo, spent his childhood in an ordinary family. He was attracted to taekwondo since he was in class 6. In 1999, Sanjiv officially started his playing career. Sanjiv was attracted to this sport after his father Bhawnath, mother Manjudevi and uncle Gokul inspired him to play taekwondo.
After entering Taekwondo, Sanjiv, who is a member of Nijgadh Dojang, started taking regular training. He was trained by Krishnamurari Khadka and Chitra Bahadur Lama. Khadka is currently active in taekwondo in America, while Lama is the president of the district branch of Taekwondo Association. Trained by Khadka and Lama, Sanjiv started making taekwondo games regularly.
It was easy for Sanjiv because the place where taekwondo was close to home. While playing taekwondo, he started gathering experience by participating in various local and regional competitions. Even the coach was very impressed by his game. He got encouragement from everyone because of his attractive performance.
Sanjiv, who pursued Taekwondo and education together, reached Kathmandu after studying at the proficiency level. After reaching Kathmandu for further higher education, he started playing Taekwondo regularly. He joined Jawalakhel Dojang and started training junior players.
Sanjiv, who reached Kathmandu from Nijgadh, got the opportunity to participate in many competitions and gain experience. Which sharpened his game and made him move towards success.
Sanjiv won the gold medal for Nepal in the ‘British Autumn Open Championship’ held in Manchester, UK in 2019. Before that, he won a silver medal in the 16th championship organized by the Hong Kong-Nepal Taekwondo Federation in 2018 and a bronze medal in the 20th International Taekwondo Championship held in Barcelona, Spain in 2019.
He won the gold medal in the 22nd Asian Cities Taekwondo Championship held in Hong Kong. He has completed the Master’s course held on July 22, 2018 in Muju, South Korea. Sanjiv, who has achieved many successes in Taekwondo, has participated in the US Open held in Las Vegas in 2019, the Canada Open in 2018 and the G-Rank International Coach Seminar in 2018.
In 2021, Sanjiv went to Macau for further training. After arriving there, he joined the Macau Taekwondo Federation and started training himself and others. Along with the players, Sanjiv has also played the role of a referee in many competitions.
Sanjiv, who has garnered attention in the country and abroad through sports, has also been honored by various organizations. National Sports Council, Non-Resident Nepali Organization Macau, Madhesh Province Government, Jawalakhel Taekwondo Dojang, Nijgadh Municipality, Tarkeshwar Municipality have also honored him. Sanjeev, who has been honored by many organizations, wants to dedicate his life to Taekwondo.
Taekwondo game has brought recognition. Now my goal will be to produce skilled players in this game” Sanjiv said, “The more players I can produce, the more satisfaction I will get.”
Sanjiv ‘s achievements in Taekwondo.
> 5th Don black belt form world taekwondo headquarters, South Korea, September 14, 2022.
> 3rd Class international taekwondo master instructor no. 3070032.
> 3rd Class international taekwondo black belt Poom/Dan promotion examiner no.3039066 Virginia, USA 2022.
> Gold medalist 22nd Asian cities taekwondo championship 17-18 March 2018 in Hong Kong.
> Gold medalist British Autumn Open Taekwondo championship 23rd and 24th November 2019 in Manchester UK.
> Gold medalist 2021 Florida open international online taekwondo championship on September 11-12, 2021 in USA.
> Gold medalist 2021 North Carolina international taekwondo open online championship on 8th May 2021 USA.
> Gold medalist 2021 DG Asian taekwondo open online pomsae Championship on 31st July 2021 in Philippine.
> Gold medalist 2021 UTAH international taekwondo open championship on 20th and 21st March 2021.
Sanjiv in pivotal role.
> Official judge and referee: – 2022 USA/Kukkiwon expo taekwondo championship cup on 1st and 2nd July 2022 in Virginia, USA.
> Official judge and referee: – 22nd Eastern Dragon taekwondo championships 2016, Hong Kong.
> Official judge and referee: – 2017 Macau taekwondo championship on 27th -28th May 2017, Macau.
> Official judge and referee: – 2019 Macau taekwondo championship on 9th-10th November 2019, Macau.
> Official judge and referee: – 2020 Macau taekwondo championship on 7th-8th November 2020, Macau.
> Official judge and referee: – 2019 Macau taekwondo championship on 18th-19th May 2019, Macau.
> Official judge and referee: – Macau open taekwondo championship on 29th-30th October 2016, Macau.
> Official judge and referee: – 2021 Macau taekwondo championship on 17th-18th April 2021, Macau.
> Official judge and referee: – Poomsae championship competition on 12th May 2019, Hong Kong.
> Official referee and judge: – 2018 Macau taekwondo championship on 14th-15th April 2018, Macau.
> Official judge and referee: – Himalayan taekwondo inter school championship on 7th September 2022, USA.
> Official referee and judge: – 2018 Macau taekwondo championship on 3rd-4th November 2018, USA.
> Official judge/referee: – Kukkiwon expo July 1st -2nd, 2022 Washington DC, USA 2022.
> Kukkiwon International Poom/Don examiner course July 3rd– 4th, 2022 Washington DC.
> Spar wars Virginia state taekwondo championship 1st October, 2022 Virginia.
> Official judge/referee: – 2022 USAT New York State taekwondo championship 8th October, 2022 New York.
> 2022 AAU (Amateur Athletics Union) New York metropolitan state championship October 9th, 2022 New York.
> 4th Maryland Governor’s cup taekwondo championship October 29th, 2022 Maryland.
> Captain’s Cup taekwondo Championship November 19th, 2022 Maryland.
> 27th world taekwondo Hanmadang Referee course November 16th-17th, 2022 Chicago.
Sanjiv ‘s affiliation.
> Member since 2004 – Nepal Taekwondo Association
> Member since 2015 – Macau Taekwondo Association
> Member since 2018 – World Taekwondo Association
> Member since 2018 – USA Taekwondo
> Member since 2022 – USA Master Team
Sanjiv ‘s experience.
> Completed Virtually world taekwondo international certification course(Level 1) conducted by world taekwondo federation on August 1st-7th 2022.
> Completed virtually world taekwondo international kyorugi referee training program conducted by world taekwondo federation on 4th May 2022.
> Completed ISF school sport teacher training course 2022 organized by national sport council and Nepal school sport federation in collaboration with international school sport federation on 18th-21st March 2022.
> Completed virtually world taekwondo (PTP) partnership taekwondo program course – 11th for coaches conducted by world taekwondo federation on 26th August 2021.
> Completed virtually world taekwondo (PTP) partnership taekwondo program course – 10th for coaches conducted by world taekwondo federation on 17th August 2021.
> Completed virtually world taekwondo (PTP) partnership taekwondo program course – 8th for coaches conducted by world taekwondo federation on 29th July 2021.
> Completed virtually, world taekwondo (PTP) partnership program course – 7th for coaches conducted by world taekwondo federation on July 19th 2021.
> Completed national poomsae referee seminar conducted by Macau taekwondo association on 21st -23rd May 2021 in Macau.
> Completed national poomsae referee courses conducted by Macau taekwondo association on 6th December 2020 in Macau.
> Completed national kyrougi referee seminar conducted by Korea elementary school taekwondo federation on 14th-15th December 2019 in Macau.
> Completed taekwondo poomsae special training program for coaches conducted by Korea taekwondo education association on 29th -30th June 2019 in Macau.
> Completed national kyorugi referee seminar 2019 conducted by Macau taekwondo association.
> Completed world taekwondo poomsae(form) coach permit license course conducted by PAN America taekwondo union on September 13th , 2018 in Canada.
> Completed world taekwondo kyorugi(sparring) coach permit license course conducted by PAN America taekwondo union on September 13th 2018 in Canada.
> Completed special taekwondo training seminar conducted by Ambition Martial Arts on 25th November 2018.
> Completed national taekwondo referee/coach training course conducted by Macau taekwondo association on 19th-21st May 2017 in Macau.
> Completed national kyrougi referee seminar conducted by Macau taekwondo association on 14th-15th May 2016 in Macau.
> Completed taekwondo poomsae special training program for coaches conducted by Korea taekwondo education association on 18th-20th May, 2016 in Macau.
> Completed THE WORLD PEACE CORP TAEKWONDO TRAINING PROGRAM conducted by Nepal taekwondo association on January 27th to February 21st, 2012 in Nepal.
> Completed first Aid certification course CPR, AED and FIRST AID on 23rd June, 2016.