I have been training at the New Toronto Academy of Martial Arts since 2002, where I started out as an 11-year old putting on what felt like pyjamas and feeling awkward in my first classes. Fast forward many years, and I am now a 2nd degree black belt and consider the dojo almost like my second home. I am also the kickboxing instructor on Thursday evenings. The dojo is where I not only comfortably train and improve my martial arts skills on a weekly basis, but also a place where I have made many friends and feel like I am part of a big family. I enjoy kata, sparring, joint techniques, bunkai applications. I am very fortunate and honoured to be a black belt and instructor at the New Toronto Academy of Martial Arts.