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4th Degree Black Belt



Rank: 4th Degree Black Belt

Date Started Taekwon-Do:  May 2012

Birthday: December 19, 1971

What type of pets do you have and what are their names: An Alaskan Malamunte named Kannik (Snowflake)

What did you want to be when you grow up: a teacher or forensic chemist
Favorite part of class:
Ho Sin Sul


USTF Class C Instructor, Number 1085, February 2016

USTF Class C Referee, March 2015

USTF Class B Referee, March 2018

USTF Breaking Seminar, October 2017



Where were you born: Spokane, Washington
What countries/states have you lived in: Missouri, Nebraska, Wyoming & Hungary
What sports/hobbies do you have other than Taekwon-Do: Reading and Kickboxing
What is your favorite food: Greek yogurt with fresh berries
What would like others to know about you: I don't like to be told that I can't do something


4th Degree, USTF-4-748, Nov 2022, Grand Master Todd, Bellevue, Nebraska

3rd Degree, USTF-3-1537, Nov 2019, Sr. Master Todd, Bellevue, Nebraska

2nd Degree Black Belt, USTF-2-3230, November 2017, Sr. Master Todd, Bellevue, Nebraska

1st Degree Black Belt, USTF-1-11214, September 2015, Sr. Master Todd, Bellevue, Nebraska


2022 Hours: 8 - USTF Referee Seminar - MO

2020-2021 no requirement - Covid 19

2019 Hours - 16 - USTF Technical Course - CO

                                     - USTF Referee Seminar - NE                         

2018 Hours - 8:  USTF Referee Course - MO

2017 Hours - 8: USTF Breaking Seminar - MO


1. Why did you start Taekwon-Do: My husband and my son were already members of the class.  My daughter and i had an open summer and decided to learn more about self-defense together.
2. What made you interested enough to join: Our entire family joined and wanted to learn together. We enjoyed having a physical activity that we could all participate in. 
3. What did you think being a black belt meant before you started training: Being really tough and always being able to defend myself..
4. What do you think being a black belt means now: 
A lifelong pursuit to imporove my physical fitness, knowledge of the art of Taekwon-Do, and self-control while learning tactics in self-defense and a willingness to share this knowledge and pursuit with others.


5. What changed your opinion: More experience in Taekwon-Do and time with seniors who share their experience and knowledge with us.
6. What was your goal when you started Taekwon-Do: To try out a new activity with my family.
7. What is your goal now: To continue to learn more about Taekwon-Do while sharing this love with others.

4th dan testing - 1 tile downward elbow thrust

November 2022


4th dan testing - 3 board side piercing kick

November 2022


4th dan testing - 1 board flying side piercing

kick suspended - November 2022


Promoted to 4th dan

3rd dan testing - 1 tile punch

November 2019


3rd dan testing - 4 board side piercing kick

November 2019

2nd dan testing - 1 tile punch


2nd dan testing - 3 board side piercing kick


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