CURRENT RANK: Second Degree in Zen Do Kai, First Degree in BJC Muay Thai, First Degree in BJMA Krav Maga
ACHIEVEMENTS: 2016 WKA National Freestyle Kendo Champion (Woman’s), 2017 WKA National Freestyle Kendo Champion (Woman’s)
WHEN DID YOU START TRAINING? I started training in 1994 with Sempai Craig Ralph under Terminators Charchalis Dojos in Redbank Plains. I continued to train under Shinrai Ralph Dojos until 2005 when I was pregnant with my first child.
I wanted my eldest daughter to start martial arts training at 7 and knew I wanted her to train at the best dojo available which was Chikara Martial Arts so in 2013, I became part of the CMA family as a parent. After lots of time and much harassment, I finally got back on the mat and haven’t looked back since. In fact our whole family now train at CMA.
WHAT DO I WANT TO ACHIEVE? Personally, I want to be the absolute best that I can be both physically and mentally and I feel I achieve this by training at CMA. I also want to be a role model for all woman of all different ages, backgrounds and fitness levels, showing them that we can be as fierce and as strong as the men, if not stronger and we can achieve anything we put our minds too.
ADVICE? Keep chipping away, breathe and laugh occasionally. Lastly black belts don’t bite….. much!