I began my journey 26 years ago with my husband. He was my first inspiration. After that, I had a wonderful mentor who passed away recently. He taught me everything I know. My true inspiration, though, is other people. I have a deep compassion for others and through my martial arts I am able to write and reach out to others who need an extra smile, a listening ear, a friend. Martial artists and people all over the world are my inspiration. My outreach is through my martial arts and for all of you, all who ever listen, reach out, or care, thank you. YOU are my inspiration to be a modern day ninja.