I am a full-time high school English teacher and mother of two who has been practicing martial arts for five years. In March of 2010, I decided to forgo sleep and enrolled in an adult karate class that is squeezed into the evening hours when I used to relax, stream Netflix, or read a book. At the time, the class was made up mostly of teenagers, most of whom attended the public high where I teach. I was in for (and continue to experience) some awkward, some amusing, but all wholly worthwhile experiences.
I have also been practicing kickboxing for a little over three years and am fortunate enough to teach a Saturday morning cardio kickboxing class to an amazing group of individuals who make waking up early on a Saturday morning completely worth it. My blog focuses on the sometimes hilarious, sometimes heart-wrenching stories of my training, as well as my attempt to find the balance of being wife, mother, and…ninja!
My mantra is: “Black Belt by 40!” I am currently 39.5.
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