Athlete - Shannon Nishi
Lighting, Timon, Smiley, Munchkin, Lil Sh*t
5'2 / 114 lbs of twisted steel!!!! :)
|Family (only child, brothers/sisters, ect)||
Chad Nishi, Bandit, Pebbles, Tugboat, & Dinghi
|What age did you start karate?||
|What style of karate do you do?||
|What's your favorite food?||
|What type of music do you listen to?||
|What is your favorite music group or artist?|
|Do you listen to music before you go it the ring? If so, what kind?||
Sometimes, Slow Jams or soft rock/alternative, or hawaiian
|Do you have any pets? What kind?||
|What is your pets name?||
|Do you have any hidden talents?||
TOO MANY :)
|How many hours a week do you workout in preparation for a major tournament?||
TOO MANY!!! :)
Is this your first World Championships?
What are your thoughts about the World Championships in Paris?
It is going to be my fourth World Championships and probably my last (getting old :) )
My thoughts about Paris- Ready to have some FUN!!!
|Do you have a lucky charm? What is it?||
Family and friends- I never fight alone. My support is unwavering...
|Who is your favorite superhero?||
Professor X- he can read minds
|Who is your hero in real life? Why?||
My Mom & Dad. They epitomize what a great team is all about. They are the two most selfless loving people in the entire world. They never lose a sense of who they are, where they come from, and how they can be a positive catalyst for all those around them. Words will never do them justice- meet them and you will know exactly what I am talking about. ** Pretty much two souls of AWESOMENESS :)))))
Playing with Bandit, eating, sleeping, and SMILING
* LIVE * LOVE * LAUGH *
|Biggest Win. Why?||
All of them- not the destination but the journey! :)
|What do you love about competition?||
I believe "competition" in general brings out the best in people. Competition raises the standards and expectations of all- it forces us to grow as athletes, as instructors, and as individuals. What is NOT to love about competition? I love it ALL!!!! Karate competition- I love the entire process of it, and truthfully I LOVE winning...
|Favorite way to relax?||
Smile and have fun... Knowing that tournaments and medals do not define us as people- Just great opportunities...
|Advice for the youth athletes in karate?||
If you want something in life and or in karate prove it and work hard for it. Do not talk about it- be about it. No matter what, have FUN in what you choose to do- life is short always find ways to enjoy the ride...
|Where do you get your inspiration from?||
EVERYONE in my life inspires me in someway or another. Thank you to ALL for having me your life!!!!!
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