I’m 17 years old and in Grade 12. My parents always said that I loved to play fight my imaginary friends when I was younger. Once I turned 7 my parents put me into Tae Kwon Do in Taber, Alberta, where I am originally from. I learned a lot from Mr. Darren White, my instructor there. At 10 years old I moved to Sylvan Lake and learned quickly that my family loved to play hockey and I did not. It was then I started training at Arashi-Do Sylvan Lake in the CMA (Combined Martial Arts) program with Renshi Ken Sumner. During my training I have competed in numerous events and am very happy with my results. I feel like I have now found my passion, Martial Arts. I love learning more about the technical skill it takes to fight in the ring. I have had the opportunity to have three amateur modified Muay Thai ring fights which were great experiences. Renshi Ken and the Arashi-Do Instructors are like family to me.