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.

Saturday, May 30, 2009


Mrs. Vensas(my 4th grade teacher) me, and Mrs. Hanson(my 3rd grade teacher)

Alto Elementary 3rd - 5th Grade with me

On Tuesday May 26th, I was invited to head out to Alto Elementary School where I went from Kindergarten through 5th grade. I had a great time performing for the 3rd-5th Graders and got to meet the students and see my teachers again. First came "Nothin' but a good time" with Swords, Karit, Hook Sword, Talibong, Chains and more.

Then I had the opportunity to talk to everyone about believing in yourself and never giving up, no matter who or what gets in your way. I told the kids that only good things come from hard work and that anything is possible if you work hard and never give up. I also aksed the teachers to pour their hearts into their students because they have big goals and big dreams and they are listening... I was listening when my third grade teacher said I could do anything I wanted to do and be anyone I wanted to be if I worked hard and never gave up. Thanks Mrs. Hanson! And when Mrs. Vensas hugged me and said, "Keep trying. You can do this. I know you can." And when Mr. Mac said, "You are special and you will do great things one day." I'm glad I had the chance to thank the teachers from elementary that believed in me and encouraged me to reach for the stars! Look at me now! And the best part, I'm just getting started!

I closed out the show to Motley Crue's "Kickstart my Heart" and a little help from Jeremy Wiersma, the best stuntman in the world. I swung swords, ropes, Karit, Talibong, broke boards and then came Jeremy! He took my staff, did a back flip off my face, and of course, I could not let him get away with that. We fought, I flipped him, and rubbed his face in the cement. It was great fun hanging out at my old school! Thanks Alto Elementary! See you again soon!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Dreaming bigger, working harder, and NOT GIVING UP!

To everyone who was cheering me on for America's got Talent; I got the call back, they said the travel department would call me to make arrangements for me to go to LA on April 8 and 9, but they never did call. Like a few other's, I was put on standby. This is not surprising if you think about the odds. They auditioned over 5,000 in Chicago alone(where I auditioned) and considering the fact that only about 2 of the best of the best and 2 of the worst of the worst(so they can make fun of them) from each city will make it, I AM VERY EXCITED JUST TO HAVE GOTTEN A CALLBACK AT ALL. Of course, I'm disappointed, but sometimes it's good to have a reason to work harder. Yesterday I got another email from AGT stating that the were sorry they could not move more people off the standby list and said that auditions were over for season 4. They asked that I come back next year and try again. My dream is to do film work and my own stunts. AGT is one way for me to get noticed. But, it's not the only way. I am planning to do a professional demo video this summer so that I can audition more often(by sending the demo out) and also, get more exposure on the web.

I'm not giving up. Not making the final cut the first time is only a real good reason for me to come back bigger and better next year with some fresh new ideas, a new costume, and this time, I'M NOT HOLDING ANYTHING BACK! I have some tricks up my sleeve and I'll have a another big year of training with Master Bong, Sensei, Randy Owens, and my new friend-FIRE! I will continue to train 5-6 nights a week in Arnis, Karate, and Gymnastics.

My schedule for the summer is nearly full already with WOTV/WOOD TV Park Parties with Maranda, My Black Belt test in Tennessee!!!! YAY! Modeling for SWMCC, and West Michigan White Caps. I'm saving some time this summer to be a teenager too. I want to go up north and hang out with my family, go to the beach with my friends, and try to make some $$$$ babysitting-hint hint ;0)

Thanks so much for believing in me and for your prayers and all the emails and phonecalls offering support and good wishes. It means a lot to me!

Here is a link to the story that Primetime Chicago did on AGT. I'm featured in the last 30 seconds!

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