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Jariza Perry

    Athlete Bio

    Twitter Name 
    New York
    Current Hometown *
    Yonkers, NY
    Height/ Weight 
    Family (only child, brothers/sisters, ect) *
    I have an older sister and a younger brother
    What age did you start karate?
    What style of karate do you do? *
    Shito Ryu Shito Kia
    What's your favorite food? *
    Shake Shack Burgers
    What type of music do you listen to? *
    I listen to a little bit of everything
    What is your favorite music group or artist? *
    Do you listen to music before you go it the ring? If so, what kind? *
    Rihanna songs
    Do you have any pets? What kind?  *
    I have dog 
    What is your pets name?
    Do you have any hidden talents? *
    How many hours a week do you workout in preparation for a major tournament?
    over 20 hours
    How many times have you made the Junior US Team and in what events? *
    This is the first time that I tried out for the team and I'm so happy that I made it!
    Who is your favorite superhero?
    Wonder Woman
    Who is your hero in real life? Why? *
    My sensei, Sensei Jose Guerrero, because he saw my ability to compete since I started training when I was 10 yrs old. He has always encouraged me and has believed in me since day one. I wouldn't be here without his support and training. He never lets me give up and encourages me to try harder and to strive for the top. 
    Karate training
    Favorite Quote *
    Today is an opportunity to get better
    Biggest Win. Why? *
    My biggest win was at the US Nationals and Team Trials 2016 because I finally reached my first major goal of making the Jr National Team
    What do you love about competition? *
    I love to compete because I get to use all the skills I learned while training and I can see the results of all the hard work I put in. 
    Favorite way to relax? *
    I like watching TV and sleeping
    Where do you get your inspiration from? *
    Cheryl Murphy, Team USA National Champion. Dionicio Gustavo, Dominican Republic Pan American Games Champion and Junior Lefevre Belgium's World Champion. I've been very fortunate to train with them all.


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