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Music: I’m pretty diverse, but I LOVE metal – especially thrash.
Movies: Smokey & the Bandit, Shawshank Redemption, John Hughes movies, Bourne series, and Jason Statham movies (especially the Guy Ritchie ones)
Food: Great burgers (seriously, I’m addicted), beef, and anything that lives in water. I am also on a search for the perfect piece of pie.
Quote: “If you don’t like my peaches, don’t go shaking my tree.” – My dad.
Books: Biography of Deitrich Bonhoeffer, Where is Joe Merchant? by Jimmy Buffet, Plain,
Honest Men: The Making of the American Constitution, but I will read almost anything.
Season: October – the weather here is usually perfection that month.
Hobbies: Fishing, hunting, hiking – anything outdoors. I also enjoy shooting things with any weapon available – gun, bow, bazooka, slingshot, potato gun, etc.
Vacation: I would probably say the beach, but I’m open to suggestions.
Beverage: Anything from the little brewery in Shiner, TX, good gin, and I have a growing friendship with Scotchy, Scotch, Scotch.
Occupations held other than Krav Instructor: Trash man, butcher, fitness trainer, gun/fishing equipment sales, US Army Reserve officer, a 15yr environmental chemistry career, and LE.
Things I dislike: Eggs (I can only eat them scrambled and even then they are just filler for meat & veggies), Jello, disloyalty, going barefoot (exceptions: bed, beach, bathroom, BJJ mat), shaving my face, Sleestacks, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Rocky V, and back injuries.
Random Fact: I really like the theatre, yes plays and musicals. My favorites to date have been Robert Goulet in ‘Camelot’ in a historic venue in Richmond, VA and ‘Death of a Salesman” starring Hal Holbrook. I also sat and watched the entire Oedipus trilogy on PBS over a weekend.
Credo in Life: God, Family, Country.
Band/Music: Mostly punk and metal
Movie: Anything from Quentin Tarantino, with Jackie Brown topping the list.
Meal / Food: Prime rib, sushi
Hobbies: besides Krav Maga: Duck Hunting
Sport: Really now focusing on becoming a better shooter
Season: Duck season
Vacation Spot: Any duck blind anywhere
Occupation if I were not a Krav Instructor: I would love to pursue more NRA Certifications.
Advice to students: You can never ask too many questions. The only dumb question is the one you didn’t ask.
Music: Pink Floyd, The Doors, Michael Jackson, Bob Dylan…Occasionally, you may even hear me sing a little NKOTB on the mat.
Movies: I like the Sylvester Stallone movies.
Food: A good roast beef any day.
Books: I will brag a little – MINE! A Necessidade da Defesa Pessoal para a Vida (The Need for Self Defense for Life). Of course you will have to read it in Portuguese.
Hobby: To tell my children of my adventures. I also have an interest in trying fishing and hunting.
Quote: “There is no losers in Jiu Jitsu, you either win or you learn.” – Carlos Gracie
Music: Eclectic, I’ll list to most anything
TV/Movies: I don’t watch much tv, but when I do it’s Scorpion, Big Bang Theory, Originals, and Vampire Diaries.
Books: I love, love, love books! I can’t get enough!
Season: Summer. I love the heat, hate the winter (at least a wet winter).
Holiday: Fourth of July and Christmas
Food: Mmm….don’t get me started. Pizza, Pasta, Pizza, Pasta, Pizza, Pasta. See where I’m going with this? And Nacho Doritos and Peanut Butter go with everything!
Vacation: Somewhere hot, and a white beach.
Sports: Love them all. I’ve been an athlete all of my life. I was told I came out running.
Guilty pleasures: Anything chocolate and Margaritas. I’m a fruity drink girl, but that’s where girly crap ends. No pink and pastels. No sparkles or bows. No Froufrou crap, I’m no high maintenance chick.
Occupation if I weren’t a Krav Instructor: Singer. But that probably would not work out well since I can’t carry a tune and I have stage fright.
Band: Johnny Lang
Movie: The Incredibles
Books: The Bible, Ender’s Game, The Dark Tower Series, Fitz and the Fool Series, and many others. I love to read!
TV: Top Gear (the old one), The Big Bang Theory, Family Feud (Steve Harvey as host)
Piece of Technology: Air Conditioning!!!
Vacation Spot: Beach
Websites: Art of Manliness and Grantland (They killed Grantland! I’m so bummed)
Books: Atlas Shrugged, Game of Thrones, Tolkien, Surviving Aushwitz, Ender’s Game
Music: 80’s pop/rock, Alternative, Rock, Metal, some Hip Hop
Bands: Foo Fighters, Metallica, Tool, Disturbed, Alice in Chains
Movies: Heat, Lord of the Rings trilogy, Bourne, Pulp Fiction, Sling Blade, Star Wars
TV: I don’t watch TV that often but when I do it’s usually on the History Channel or some type of cheesy automotive show
Favorite Vacation: Alaska
Motto: Onward and Upward
Guilty Pleasurers: Chocolate and Caffeine