Donald’s Olympic Taekwondo career started from 1994 where he was selected to train in South Korea for several years as part of the South African Taekwondo National team. Over the course of 10+ years he won several South African Championships and World Championships in his Heavy weight division. Early 2000, he qualified for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.
As a Black Belt (4th Dan) he also fulfilled an instructors course for Close Quarter Combat, Practical Street Defence & Weapons training in South Korea. Below is a brief overview of some of the titles he won.
Donald is also a qualified Stott Pilates Instructor who worked with the Olympic squad from 1997-2004. As a Rehabilitation Trainer he worked under Louann Rivett Physiotherapy and Overall Health Management Biokinetic Centre from 2000 – 2002 (Neck back and spine classes, neuromuscular disorders). From 2002 to 2005 he worked with Equilibrium Pilates Studio and Rivonia Sports Clinic. Ever since, he has specialized as a Physical Rehab Therapist working in South Africa and the UK. In 2013 he opened up CrossFit Plett and recently, Plett Sports Clinic, offering multi-disciplinary team service that includes Physiotherapy, Personal Training, Strength & Conditioning and physical remedial services.