Mariah Moore, Onaway High School Onaway Michigan Filipino Weapons Demo


To learn more about me, what I do, and what I live for, please read my older posts. There is a lot of insight into my life and my work, not just as a martial artist, but as a human being.

Sunday, September 30, 2007


Amanda, Kate, Ally, ME!

This Saturday, I went to my first high school dance! It was for Homecoming 2007. It was so much fun! I had no idea how much fun 6 girls can have(2 not pictured)! We danced from 7 to about 11 pm. I had 3 girlfriends come over before the dance to get ready and that was an experience in itself! :0) We had SO much fun! I love to be a normal teenage girl sometimes!!!!! hahahaha! Every one told me that I looked like Cinderella! It was so kewl! I cannot wait until the Snowball dance in the winter! I hope it will be just as fun if not more! Well, I hope you like seeing me look like a won't happen again for at least 3 months!!! lol!

Well, back to training for the Regionals in November(tomorrow)!!!! I've got LOTS of work to do! Today I'm taking a day off.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

I love my home town!

I love my hometown! Saturday was a special day for me. I need to back up a little bit. For the past 4 years, I have entered the talent show at the Fall Festival and each year I earned first place and prize money that the committee knew I needed to put toward my training. But last year, even though I won, I felt really bad because I heard other kids saying they weren't going to enter the talent show because they had to compete against me and didn't feel like they could win. So, I told the committee that I would love to perform every year but that I wasn't going to compete any more because I didn't want anyone to feel that way. This year, the Fall Harvest Festival Committee asked me to perform in between talent show acts. I love to perform, especially for my home town because so many people here have been there for me from the very start and have sent good luck cards, made donations, prayed for me and cheered me on and encouraged me to reach for my dreams and make them come true! Anyway, I can't believe what they did! After I was done performing, Bernie called me up on stage and presented me with a can full of money that they had passed around before I ever even got there! It had my picture on it and said, "Olympic Donations for Mariah Moore". I am so happy that my community supports me and believes in me. It really makes all the late nights of practice and training 6 days a week and all the blood, sweat, and bruises soooo worth it! I will do my best to make you all very proud of me! It's such a small town and nobody is rich here. I appreciate your gift so much and every penny will go straight to my training. I can't forget to tell you about my little friend! After I performed, a little girl that I don't even know ran up to me and gave me her teddy bear! These things are very special to me and I won't ever forget them!

oh my!

I am so very sorry that I have not written in so long. I have been very busy with getting ready for regionals, performing and training. I have my worlds form pretty much done, but it still needs a little tweaking! I have been really training in the fighting a lot too! Just this last Sunday,I went to a Sulong tournament in Chicago. I got 1st in pacific island traditional weapons form (I did my worlds form for practice), I got 1st in women's knife fighting, 3rd in men's....yeah I did say MENS knife fighting, and i got 5th out of about 25 again MEN smack stick fighting! It was a very successful day! Instead of trophies, I won some very very cool new tools! A sword(my new best friend), a knife(my partner), and a killer pair of sticks!I am so glad that I have the coaches I have. I would not be who I am and be as accomplished as I am at martial arts if it were not for Grand Master Bong Jornales, Mushtaq Ali, and Steve VanHarn. And not to mention all the wonderful people who i have also trained with here and there! It all adds up and I really want to thank all of you for believing in me! I love you guys!

Well, Back to training!

More info coming soon!!!!!!!!!!!!

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North American International Karate Championships, Detroit Michigan Competition for Grand Champion

Kent County Youth Fair Talent Show 1st Place Performance - Mariah and Noel Loveless "Boom Boom POW!"

Detroit D'Lux Charity Challenge Martial Arts Tournament