Wanted to give thanks to my mom (and really all mothers that fit this MO), for the constant encouragement in the martial arts. The trips to Karate practice. The 3+ hour drive to Lansing only to leave my 14 year old ass in the hands of complete strangers who were smacking each other with sticks! The boredom of "Hurry up and wait" only to see me fight for 3 minutes in tournaments. Thank you for seeing my passion and respecting it unquestionably. You have always been, and always will be my number one fan! Love you!