Updated: Friday, 05 Jun 2009, 9:19 AM EDT
Published : Friday, 05 Jun 2009, 9:18 AM EDT
LOS ANGELES (NBC) - There’s an 11-year old southern California boy who will probably make you feel like an underachiever.
Because even though he's yet to go through puberty he's already
a college graduate.
Eleven year old Moshe Kai Cavalin demonstrates some of the martial arts moves that have earned him numerous medals and trophies.
Like most kids, Moshe wants to be a lot of different things when he grows up.
"I want to be a movie actor and compete in the 2016 Olympics in martial arts," said Cavalin.
But unlike most kids, Moshe has been attending East Los Angeles Community College for the past two years, studying astrophysics.
He's fascinated by worm holes.
"A worm hole is the bridge described by the Einstein theory that connects space, time, universe," Cavalin said.
At a time when his peers are finishing 6th grade, this only child of a Taiwanese mother and an Israeli father is trying on a cap and gown preparing to graduate with a 4.0 from community college.
"I don't consider myself a genius because there are 6.5 billion people in this world and each one is smart in his or her own way," Cavalin said.
He's not only humble, he's also personable, outgoing and well rounded.
Moshe plays the piano, he's partial to Israeli folk songs and classical music, but his tastes are definitely varied.
"Dean Martin, The Rat Pack, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., I like them," said Cavalin.
There is one thing this boy wonder does not like.
"I feel it's a waste of time playing video games, I feel its a waste of time and it's not helping humanity in any way."
Moshe's original plan after graduating from ELACC was to go straight to a four year university, but he's since changed his mind and now plans to take six months to a year off to go back to what he calls his regular life.
"Which is going back to martial arts competition and scuba diving and also some piano," Cavalin said.
This avid book reader is also writing his own book intended to
teach kids how to do well academically.
"I like to study just because knowledge goes to wisdom and only by wisdom can we help the world," said Cavalin.
And helping the world is how Moshe wants to make his mark.
A goal he will no doubt achieve.