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!

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