I started karate when I was 5...This is my first time making the Junior US Team!...My real life hero is my Sensei, John Limcaco. He had trained me since I was 5 years old, and he never gave up on me. He was also there when I was struggling outside the dojo. He continues to train me to prepare for my first Jr. Pan Ams....I get my inspiration from Sensei Branden. He also started karate at age 5, and was Sensei John's first black belt. I met him when I was 6 and he had just became a lawyer. He's always looked out for me, supported me, and given me countless advice. He's always been my role model and big brother...."It's not about the destination, it's about the journey"