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Black Belt of the Month - Payton Bohon

Black Belts of the Month are chosen to spotlight our young leaders at World Martial Arts. We are proud to have such a diverse and talented group of people on the mats! If you’d like to nominate someone, please message us at


PAYTON BOHON is our black belt of the month for March 2024!

Payton started training at World Martial Arts when she was only four years old. She took a four year break in 2017, but returned in 2021 and earned her black belt in 2022! She is a part of our Leadership Team and is looking forward to being a counselor for our summer camp this year. Next year, she is also interested in trying out for the soccer team at her school.

Here are some questions she answered for our interview:

What is your favorite TKD kick or form?

My favorite kick is jumping front snap kick and favorite form is Taegeuk Chil Jang [the mountain form].

How has Taekwondo changed your life?

Taekwondo has given me a place to relax and build my confidence.

Do you have any hobbies?

Yes, I do All Star competitive cheerleading. I started when I was eight.

What is your dream vacation?

The Bahamas!

What are your aspirations for the future?

I want to attend college at Princeton or George Mason and my end goal is to be an orthodontist.

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