I was born in Suffolk in 2005, and moved to Norwich just a year later. In 2007 just after my 2nd birthday I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. Subsequently, through my younger years I developed anxiety and shyness as a result of the condition, prompting my parents to find a suitable hobby for me to partake in to make new friends and to hopefully break my shyness. And so, I joined SESMA in October 2010 and have continued to train to this present day. Within these (almost 11 years) I achieved my Junior Black Belt in 2015 at the BBA, and achieved my 1st Dan/Senior Black Belt in the June of 2019. As well as starting to compete in competitions from 2019, and training within the Team GB sessions.
What do I enjoy most about Martial Arts?
Martial Arts most certainly holds a special place in my heart, as I have been doing it for as long as I can remember and so has allowed me to gain confidence over the years in managing my condition. Therefore, I feel my favourite part of Martial Arts would have to be the feeling of freedom it brings me through learning and overcoming challenges.
My ultimate goals for the future are to become a Personal Trainer, and to continue to develop my Martial Arts progression through learning and teaching.
Martial Arts, Winning/achieving,
Spending time with family/friends.