She doesn't know this, but I talk about Amy with my science students all the time...usually with the phrase "most of us are low-key afraid of her." Amy hits hard. Not for a woman. Not for someone just north of 29...she hits hard...period.
Amy has three sons, and all of them train with us. Her oldest son is one of our newest black belts. Amy's daughter joined just a few months ago and just last week earned her first stripe. All this to say, for years Amy has heard about the training from her kiddos and still decided to begin training last September (2018) and our dojo has been all the better for her investment.
To see someone train hard is a treat. To see someone train with a smile is awesome. To see someone training consistently is terrific. But, to have a student who trains at 100% with a constant smile? That's a blessing! That's budo karate. Amy is, without a doubt, a huge blessing in our dojo!