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Taylin Elizabeth Oberly


Full Name Taylin Elizabeth Oberly
Nick Name Tay Tay
Class Karate
Weight 92 lbs
Rank Advanced Green Belt
Height 5'2”
Association Black Belt Association, South West Association of Tournaments “SWAT”


Born in November of 2006 in El Dorado Springs, MO. The oldest of 2 girls. Taylin started Karate at the age of 6 at the same Dojo she trains at today. First under Sensei Chance Cyr and then/now Sensei Riaan Van Dyk.

Q&A Session Between Taylin Elizabeth Oberly and Elite Sports

Question: Who inspires you the most, past or present? Why do they inspire you?

Answer: The Beast MMA guys I condition and train with. Darci York and Miesha Tate, to me they are great examples of sport karate and MMA and I love to watch them.

Question: What inspires you about Judo?

Answer: The Respect and family aspect competitors have for one another. We are friends outside the ring and competitors inside the ring.

Question: What are your goals for this year? Next 3 years? Next 5 years?

Answer: By the end of this year I hope to earn my blue belt and win a Grand Champion Trophy. In the next 3 years I hope to earn my brown belt. In 5 years I hope to have earned my black belt and eventually get to go to the Olympics and be a world Champ.

Question: What do you think it takes to be a champion in your sports?

Answer: Dedication, Respect for yourself and others, Heart and determination, and a great support group/team/coaches.

Question: What does it mean for you to be a fighter??

Answer: It teaches me alot like how to control my nerves.

Question: How often do you train?

Answer: 3 days a weeks at karate class with my team and Sensei, 2 days a week with the Beast MMA guys and my Dad, and tournaments every couple Saturdays.

Question: How long have you been training?

Answer: Since age 6

Question: Do you have a go-to finishing move?

Answer: I like to switch it up and keep them guessing.

Question: Any major accomplishments you’ve been able to achieve in that time?

Answer: Numerous 1st and 2nd place Trophies, Several National Titles, and Top Girl in SWAT in my division in 2016.

Question: What sort of gear do you usually keep in your gym bag before hitting the gym? Do you have different items for specific days?

Answer: I always have My Elite Gear Bag with me full of my Elite training gear and pads, a water bottle, my mouth guard, pony tails, and band-aids.