Cyriesse "Shelly" Hall
2012 All Star Team
Name: Cyriesse "Shelly" Hall
College affiliation: Columbia University
Course of study: Neuroscience
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY/Montego Bay, Jamaica
Collegiate Coach: Sohail Mohammad Ali Khan
Other Coaches: Peter Bardatsos
Weight Class: Fly
Year of Birth: 1985
Interests: I enjoy singing and dancing. In my spare time I like to read fantasy/sci-fi novels and watch anime. I like Jamaican, Indian, Spanish, Thai, and Chinese food, in that order. I enjoy bike riding and hiking but I don't like camping at all, not even a little. I like spending time with my friends as well as getting to know new people and I have never seen a shade of blue that I didn't like.
Thoughts on the ECTC (INCTL) or Taekwondo in general: Taekwondo is more than a sport for me. It has become an intricate part of my life. The focus and determination required by the sport manifests itself in my daily life; from the way that I study to the way that I approach mundane tasks. Taekwondo enhances and makes me more than I would be on my own. Taekwondo is also one of the strongest bond builders I know of. When you sweat together, cry over losses together, win together, feel like you cant possibly throw another kick together, try to find shortcuts to make training easier only to be punished with an extra round together, these are the moments that create friendships that last a lifetime. Everybody knows that your Taekwondo friends are your best friends.