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.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Just for Bobbe...Trick or Treat! nah nah nah nah!

We've been best friends forever for a reason!
Peer pressure, Mariah Style!Gotcha! (Laughing so hard I could pee my pants!)

Sunday, October 28, 2007


I told you I'd eat just about anything!
Happy Halloween!


I just wanted you all to know the top ten things that I want to do in my life time. (in no order)

  1. I want to become a black belt in Ro-Ken karate and Arnis Sikaran Jornales System
  2. I want to be in a Hollywood movie (or two! ;))
  3. I want to possibly become a model
  4. I want to have my own karate school where I would teach all the martial arts that I have a black belt and teach the kids and adults that want to learn the arts
  5. I want to be known all around the world for my accomplishments
  6. I want to reach the goal of winning 8 world titles
  7. I want to teach a student that makes it to be a world champion
  8. I want to become a Master in Arnis, Karate, and Silat, and whatever else I come across
  9. I want to make all my family and friends that believe in me proud to know me
  10. I want to be a clear image of the wonderful Bruce Lee

I just thought that some of you might want to know where I want to go with my Martial Arts. This has already been a wonderful experience and I am really looking forward to the future and what it hold for me.

To those who think that they can get me down by making fun of me and starting roomers about me, have fun! It only works for a second than I am over it. I know that my future is bright, I will be praying for you to find yourself like I found you can quit obsessing about mine and start learning what you can do.

To those who believe in me and hope that I will make it big one day, I really cannot tell you how much it means to me that you care about me and what my future holds. I have the best coaches in the world, they believe in me and helped make me what i am today. I also have the best family in the world. I cannot tell you how many times my sister and brother have sat at my performances and demos. Thank you guys! and my mom and dad, I could not ask for better parents. They have helped me accomplish my tasks and they help me to my feet when I am on the ground. They are there for me day or night to help me. I love you all! And to my "fans" and community, I could not ask for anything more! even though I don't live in a huge town, you guys make a huge difference in my life. Everyone has been so helpful in helping me fund raise, and help me be where I am today.

And last but not least, I want to thank my Best Friend in the whole world Alli for always being there for me. She is there in the middle of the day of night if I need her. It means a lot to me that you care about me as much as I care about you. We have been BFF's since Kindergarten and i hope our friendship will last a lifetime and beyond. You mean the world to me and I do not know what I would do without you! :) I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you all for helping me so much! I have only begun my journey and I really appreciate all that all of you have done for me! I could not be who I am today if it wasn't for you.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Great News! :)

For the past couple of months, Mushtaq has been wanting to get me into a dance school to work on my fluidity and to go along with the beats of music. Well, I tried out for my high schools dance team and made it!!!!! :) I not only made it, but I got many lead parts (in the front and middle) of many of our performances. I thought that was SO COOL! I'm working very hard on the performances and trying not to burn myself out right before the Regional championships, but this was an offer that I just could not turn down. We will be doing Pom, Jazz, and Hip-Hop routines and will be performing them at the High School basketball games. ( I will also be performing my martial arts there at the half time too!) (what a mix!) I guess the crowd will get to see the other side of my abilities! :) hahaha!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Great Lakes All Star Tournament SWEEP!

I just got back from the Great Lakes All Star Open tournament with great news!!!!! I first competed in traditional advanced weapons and did the Tali-Bong with the form Siow which is Grand Master Bong Jornales's Kata (Arnis Sikaran Jornales System). I had about 6 competitors and I got 1st place! Then, I had to quick change into my traditional karate GI so that I could then compete in the 12-13 adv. Traditional open hand forms where I first did Empi and Basada back to back. These are traditional Japanese Kyokushinkai Kan Kata's. BTW, my Sensei Aaron Bailey also did Empi and got 2nd in his division. They said there was a tie for first. S then, i did Myone, Master Bong's open hand form (Arnis Sikaran Jornales System) and I won by majority. So, then with two 1st place trophies, I went on to fight in the 12-13 advanced division (again against all boys :) ) and had a buy, so i only fought twice, but I won 1 st place there too! Sensei got 1st in Fighting and then went on to fight Kiss for Grand Champion.
So, I swept in my division! I love it when everything comes together! KEWL HUH?!?!?! Happy Birthday Master Bong! This ones for you!
Oh, BTW, to the guy who yelled out when I was doing the tie-breaker with Master Bong's open hand kata Mayon, "She's doing her own kata! That's a 2 point deduction! My own! You can't learn anything if you're doing your own." FYI Mayon is a Volcano in the Phillipine Islands. Mayon is meant to reflect and tell the story of the volcano. You are a coach. You have bad manners. And, for the record, if I did make up my own kata, which I have, perhaps I should get 2 extra points for creativity, enginuity, and GUTS! Shame on you for being so rude.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Fall Gathering of the Tribes 2007

Just back from another BIG day of training! This friday was the beginning of all the fun, it was the meet-and-greet! It was a lot of fun and that is where I met all kinds of new people and got to catch-up with the "regulars" that I met in the spring. Then, yesterday (Saturday) was the beginning of the training. We started with Cody Fielding who specializes in RMAX and Russian Sambo. He helped all of us with about a 2-2.5 hour session on grappling and how to coach other people. That was really kewl! I love the idea of grappling (just a hint Mushtaq :0) )

Then we went on to train with Don Young and Chuck Pippin. They went over the kicking techniques. That was really kool because not only do I like to fight people with sticks, I LOVE to kick! (It does help to have long legs :) ) I learned a lot of new kicks that I will have to try out in the ring next week! (On the local circuit, I'm going to compete in the Great Lakes all Star Open next Saturday.) I also learned some awesome new jumping kick combo's. After lunch that day, we went on to train with Buzz Smith. That was awesome because he does some of the Japanese stuff that Sensei teaches and a lot pf the same style that Grand Master Bong does, only different. So that was good to get a different perspective on the Philippine art. I really like these gatherings. I learn so much and it is an awesome workout. Plus, I get to hang with cool people who really understand me!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Fight Night!

Grand Master Bong and I

It's Wednesday Night, FIGHT NIGHT! Just got home from class and I'm completely exhausted. Master Bong and I had lots of fun beating each other up with single and double sticks, smack sticks, and padded knives. I am so happy! Master Bong said that I have greatly improved so I will keep working hard to make him proud. He also said that I have been doing very very good in knife fighting. I think the extra workouts are paying off big! I got in a great day of training and have a big day ahead of me tomorrow in RoKen Class. For now, good night;0)

Fight Tunes!

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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