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Janelle Torres

    Athlete Bio

    Hialeah, FL
    Current Hometown *
    Hialeah, FL
    Height/ Weight 
    5"3/71 kg
    Family (only child, brothers/sisters, ect) *
    Older brother who is 26 years old.
    What age did you start karate?
    What style of karate do you do? *
    Joshinmon Shorin Ryu
    What's your favorite food? *
    Pizza!!! ;)
    What type of music do you listen to? *
    What is your favorite music group or artist? *
    Three Days Grace
    Do you listen to music before you go it the ring? If so, what kind? *
    I don't like to listen to music before competing. Call me weird, but it doesn't let me concentrate.:p
    Do you have any pets? What kind?  *
    One dog, Maltese.
    What is your pets name?
    Charlie :)
    Do you have any hidden talents? *
    I guess my memorization skills are pretty on point!
    How many hours a week do you workout in preparation for a major tournament?
    Around 30 hours.
    How many times have you made the Junior US Team and in what events? *
    This is my first time.

    18-20 Female Elite Kumite +68kg at the 2015 USANKF Nationals.
    Who is your favorite superhero?
    Ant Man! Because he may not look strong and cunning, but he is.
    Who is your hero in real life? Why? *
    Hands down, it has to be my parents. They've given up so much to give me the life I have. They work so hard every day and nothing I can do or say can ever show how grateful I am. They are my real heroes.
    Karate! No time for anything else. Haha.
    Favorite Quote *
    "As the legend goes, when the Phoenix ressurects from the flames, she is even more beautiful than before." - Danielle Laporte
    Biggest Win. Why? *
    I feel like every win is my biggest win and also, every loss is my biggest win. Why? Because you are always getting something in return. Every win brings happiness and assurance that you are doing something right and every loss brings experience and ignites a passion in you to train harder and do your best every time you step on the mat. 
    What do you love about competition? *
    The adrenaline rush!!!! It's really like no other feeling and I can't explain it; I just love it!
    Favorite way to relax? *
    Sleeping!!!! The bed and dojo are my two homes. Everyone who knows me that you can drop me on a bed of nails and I'll probably fall asleep on it. It's definitely my favorite thing to do after karate. 😂😂😁
    Where do you get your inspiration from? *
    My karate instructors, Shihan Miguel Ochoa and Shihan Nubia Gonzalez. They are always by my side and supporting me along the way. They are champions themselves and they teach with so much passion and love. They make sure all their students not only know how to compete, but know KARATE as well. They keep the tradition in Martial Arts without stopping us from being competitive. I believe they make true martial artists out of their students because of their love for it. They're honestly the best and I am so blessed to have found my way to their dojo when I chose to start karate.


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