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.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Eskrimadora Slogan Contest So far...(Only 7 Days Left to Enter!) Here's the graphic that will be on the back for inspiration!

The other girl next door

Wind her up and watch her go

Try it. I dare you.

One Lump or Two?

Close Your Eyes. I’ll Make This Quick.

Here It Comes.

Many Weapons, One Mind.

One Wood Shampoo, Coming Up!

Honor, Respect, Determination, Dedication, Passion…ESKRIMADORA

Remember the name.

A Beauty full of Beast!

Soul of a Warrior; Heart of Gold

"I foresee a headache in your future..."

" I'm not a Barbie girl, I'm a barbed wire girl"

Barbie Girl? Keep looking

Leather and lace? Naw, Bolos and sticks!

The name says it all

It is not just a name, it is an attitude

You too can get an attitude adjustment

Don't worry you won't forget me

Inspire, motivate, and change your mind

Anything is possible

You want some, well come and get it

Life is not fair, so do something about it

Influence others

You are the reason

Set your mind on the positive

I can't?? Well, let me show you I can

Dont just talk about it

it is my passion, what is yours?

Living life to the fullest

Dont stand by and watch, you can do it too

Fights Like a Girl ...

Here's some...

Knives, Sickles, and SwordsOH MY!!!

Don't Mess- I'm as sharp as my weapons! -

Fighting to inspire others to accomplish their dreams

Chuck Norris doesn't stand a chance!

Be nice to me... I'm friends with Mariah Moore!

This kid was told she couldn't play with knives and sharp objects... She didn't listen!

(supposed to look like a definition from a dictionary)
Es-krim-a-dor-a n. 1 Female Filipino Martial Artist 2 Highly skilled fighter 3 Mariah Moore

I never try anything. I just do it.

"Yes...I also make Julian fries..."

Stick and sword, whirl and twirl, this girl you cannot ignore. Eskrimadora

Free Comas Upon Request

That’s Me Knocking!

Ask Me About a Free Ambulance Ride!

I Am The Eskrimadora

We’ll Discuss This When You Regain Consciousness…

The Way of the Stick
The Attitude of the Knife

I don’t care how many there are, only where they are.

I Do Not Suffer Fools

Insomnia? Let Me Help!

I’ll Salt My Stick…Because You’re About To Eat It

Your Day is About to Get Seriously Worse

It’s My World. You’re Just Living In It.

You Choose: The Lady or the Tiger?

"Where's the fire in YOU?"

The Lady is a Tiger

Leading The Way (because you stand as a role model for others, especially young girls).

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants (because of the many people that came before you to pave the way for you and the many coaches you had in life so far).

Welcome to My World (think Matrix).

Wanna Play?

Let's Dance

Death From Above (got this from Bobbe's blog).

Born in the Heat of Battle (Xena reference).

"Mariah Moore...Imagination in Motion."

Not worried about breaking a nail.

Her passion STICKS out!

She'll STICK it to ya!

A fighter who STICKS out!

Whoever gave this kid a pair of sticks???... Genius, pure genius

The nicest girl you'll ever meet! (ONLY outside of the ring though)

If you ever meet her in the ring, do yourself a favor... RUN!!!

Raising the stakes and raising her sticks in Martial Arts!

Raising the stakes and the sticks in Martial Arts!

Fights Like a Girl, and she'll Stick it to ya!


Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Big Changes! Contest! Win an official Eskrimadora 2008 World Championship T-Shirt!

Those who manage and direct me are currently in the process of making some big updates and changes to "My World!"

I am very pleased to say that someone very near and dear to me is hard at work creating a web page for me that will be up and running soon.

We are in the process of establishing a non-profit organization to help pay for my endeavors. I do a lot of public speaking and performances and also enjoy teaching stranger danger, assault prevention and safety awareness to kids and women. I never charge. Sometimes I get donations, but most of the time it is done for free. This costs money for travel, equipment, costumes, choreography, etc. If you or someone you know believes in me and would like to be on the board, please volunteer or nominate someone of good character. I think we will need 4 total to oversee the organization and it's funds.

Finally, we are designing an Eskrimadora 2008 World Championship T-shirt that we will make available for purchase with all profits above the cost of the shirt going to the Mariah Moore Foundation. Here's the catch. The design is going to be very cool with multiple colors and my trademark Silhouette knife pose BUT we need an equally cool catchy phrase or saying that fits me and all my fire and passion. Must be unique and original. Must be clean and appropriate for all ages. I'd also like to include "Eskrimadora". Hawke, Bobbe, Mushtaq, Jay, John, Buzz, Steven, Steve, and all.........I'm counting on you! You know me, and my heart, and my love of the art. Please.........

Think you've got it? I want your ideas! The catch phrase chosen will get a free T. I'll even throw in an 8 x 10 Emotion Art Collage Portrait commemorating the 2008 World Championships created by my official photographer, Lawrence Heibel.
Good Luck! Can't Wait to see what you come up with! Bobbe, BE NICE!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

A.I.M USA State Tournament, VIRGINIA ROCKS!

Just this past weekend, I was invited to Virginia to perform for the Athletes In Motion (A.I.M) State Tournament. While I was there I performed three times, and had a blast! I was so excited to see how many people really appreciated what I did and took the time to make a donation to my World Championship fund. There were so many wonderful people and I made some very special friends who I will never forget! Thank you so much to Coach Coleman and Coach Ron, the guys who held the boards for me, especially Coach Ron from Virginia Beach who also took the time to help me with my back-handspring! I wish you lived closer! You're a great coach and I noticed the positive influence you have on your students! You Rock! Also, I can't forget Gail who is such a sweet lady! Stephanie- Great job promoting me! Vickie and Antonio, thanks for keeping me company! Please keep in touch! Very important! Thanks so much to my cousins Randy, Matthew, and Kim for making the drive to come and cheer me on! You guys are the best! I'm so glad we got to hang for a while and have a good laugh! Finally, Jim and Susie and Justin and Jessica.....I had a great time and I am so glad you invited me to be a part of such a smoothly run and friendly tournament! I will never forget all the fun times and great friends I made because of you! Love you guys! Thanks so much to the entire AIM Family for making me feel welcome and for you love and support! I hope you'll have me back again real soon!

Coach Ron, Bustin' my chops!

Making Friends!

Signing Autographs

Coach Ron with an up and coming WORLD CHAMP!

Me with Purcell and my RIDE! (I

My cousins Kim, Matthew, me, and Randy

Antonio and Me

More Friends!

After the tournament, I got to see first hand just how beautiful Virginia is. The rolling hills and trees and flowers and beautiful beaches! I loved Virginia Beach and look forward to visiting again someday! I got to see dolphins jumping and swim in the ocean. Amazing. And the food! Wow!

God Bless and Hugs from Michigan Until we meet again!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008


I want to talk to not only the kids/teens that read this, but the adults too. Being in High School, I have seen and talked to MANY people that do or did abuse substances (drugs).
I want to tell you a story.

There is a 15-year old girl the goes to my school and is a freshman just like me. Ever since the 7th grade, I have heard her talking about how her MOTHER, of all people, would give her drugs and let her get drunk - under her supervision - for her birthday. It breaks my heart to tell you, that this girl is very intellegent and pretty, but she chooses to abuse substances and now she is known (pardon my language) as the 9th grade sleeze. Not because she does drugs, but because of things she does while under the influence of drugs. Things I'm sure she regrets when she's sober. Things I'm sure she's ashamed of.

Now, when I say substance abuse, I do not mean just alcohol and drugs, but cigarettes too.
I was very close to my Grammy all of my life, she was my best friend in the whole wide world. But, she was one of those people that decided to look "cool" in college and smoke. Just a couple of years ago, she passedaway. Not because of natural causes, but lung cancer due to smoking. Now, when you think about this, realize that she not only hurt herself, but she hurt others because of her second hand smoke, we think that I hung out with her so much that, that may have led to me having Vocal Cord Disfunction (VCD). This has restricated me in so many ways, and by my grammy not smoking, she could have saved not only herself, but me too. This is not a lecture, I just want all of you to know that your poor choices not only affect you and your reputation, but the ones you love and adore too. Please consider what I am saying, and PLEASE do not get hooked. Don't lose all that is dear to you like my Grammy did. And, sadly, we lost her too. We should have had her for 20 more years. Her grandma lived to 98 and her mother to 92. My gram was just 72............It isn't fair......not to anyone.

Sunday, May 4, 2008


Right now, I am just living and loving life. Even though my training schedule is pretty hectic, I am having the time of my life preparing for the worlds, getting ready to go to perform in Virginia for the A.I.M USA group down there, and trying to fit in time to hang out with all my friends. I really cannot complain, I do what I love, and I love what I do! School is ending in 5 short weeks, and then I will be free to train and condition at my own pace.... well, kinda. :0) I am still training on Mondays and Wednesdays in Arnis(Eskrima), Tuesdays and Thursdays in Kyokoshin-Kai, and on Sundays in Silat and Navadisha. Then, I usually have performances either Fridays or Saturdays. So, yes I am doing a lot, but I am used to it and with all that I have and been doing, Martial Arts has passed the line of being a sport to me, now it is a lifestyle. Like many of you have heard before, Martial Arts is my passion, and without it, I just would not be myself. It is in me, and all around me. I will keep on pursuing my dreams in hope to make it big one day, and I hope to be the young lady that all girls look up to as a confident, strong female roll model. Even though my goals may seem far fetched, I WILL DO IT! and I will jump as many hurdles as I have to no matter how tall or long. Everyone will know the name Mariah Moore.

(pictures by my mom at my photographer larry heibel's studio)

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Muskegon Girl Scouts!

On Friday April 25, 2008 I was invited to perform and speak for the Muskegon Girl Scouts.

THOSE GIRLS ARE AMAZING AND WE HAD A GREAT TIME! First I performed for them, then I encouraged them to follow their dreams and to work hard and never give up. Then, we got down to business and learned about stranger danger and I even taught them some basic self defense skills and escapes. They caught on very fast and WOW can they scream loud! When they learned that their voice was their best defense, they nearly shattered the windows! Great Job Girls! After that I performed one more time and then I gave them pictures, signed autographs and just hung out with them for a while...

Thanks Grand Master Bong, for the referral. We all had fun and the girls learned a lot too!

I love to work with kids. I hope to inspire them to try things and to dream big. Also, it's a scary world and I want to make a difference. If I can teach kids some basic skills and arm them with information that can help save thier lives, I will have reached one of my goals.

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