I was a professional Kendo athlete back home in South Korea and have won several competitions in Australia over the past few years. Sport has always been my main interest and it’s a dream come true to be able pursue higher education in sport technology.
At the end of 2015, I was selected as Assistant Coach to the Australian National Kendo Team, which is now in training for the 2018 World Kendo Championships in South Korea.
I have completed two years of master degree in International Sports Technology from RMIT University. My master project was in the integration of sensor technology in sport equipment such as grip pressure sensor in kendo bamboo sword to measure the grip pressure in different posture.
I’m currently doing my PhD at Swinburne University of Technology; I am also employing my Kendo know-how to focus on the development of Kendo equipment under the supervision of Professor Franz Konstantin (Tino) Fuss from the Centre for Design Innovation(CDI).
My project is on the development of an automatic scoring system for Kendo competitions and training.