My name is Shay Jordan and I am an 18 year old student from Lowestoft, hoping to be studying at uni in September having just completed two years of A Levels in mathematics, physics and sociology at East Norfolk Sixth Form in Gorleston-on-Sea. I plan to study for a degree in mathematics at university with the intention of going onto a PGCE which will enable me to teach mathematics at high school level.
Outside of academia, I am a passionate practitioner and instructor of the Korean traditional martial art of Kuk Sool Won. I have been training in Kuk Sool for over thirteen years and in this time have achieved my second degree black belt, qualifying for application for third degree and gaining qualification in instructing as well along the way. In April of 2016 I was privileged to be offered the role of instructor of an ‘advanced juniors’ class which is an opportunity I took up with great enthusiasm and occupied for almost two years, before deciding to take a break to focus on exams. I have also partaken in numerous international competitions for Kuk Sool and have taken away over ten medals, including one gold.
I have a keen interest in travelling and discovering alternate cultures which is something I’ve been extremely lucky to have been able to explore since a very young age, having traveled to five of the seven continents numerous times. One of the amazing experiences I have had overseas in volunteering at the Mercy Centre orphanage in Bangkok which my family were able to raise almost £2500 for in order to provide days out for the non-English-speaking orphans. This was a life changing experience and I would urge everyone to do something like this both for personal development and to provide for the less fortunate.
I have been blogging since the age of eleven however took an almost two year hiatus throughout college but now I am back and ready to expand and develop the blog beyond what it was before. This is very much S Blog 2.0, and so the archived posts of the original blog still remain elsewhere and may find their way to this blog in the near future.