Hello, my name is Kiana and I’m a martial artist training at Capicio Zen Karate. When I was five years old I told my parents I wanted to do Karate and I started learning at Elite Martial Arts and then at Douvris Orleans. I fell in love with the sport and before long I was known as the little Red Dragon.

I started competing when i was 8 years old and it is so much fun! Karate has allowed me to make so many new friends from here at the dojo and from all over the World. I graded for my Jr. Black Belt when I was nine years old and in June of 2018 I graded for my Black Belt.

Over the past year I’ve decided to focus on fighting but I still work with the Katana because I love to “Slice ‘n Dice”.

My big focus is fighting, both Point Sparring and Continuous Light Contact. What I like about it is that there is so much to learn and you can always get better. After every fight you can see what you did well and what needs to be improved. That’s why I have to keep reminding myself that “sometimes you win and sometimes you learn.”