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Stephanie Arrache

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Los Angeles, CA


Marymount High School, Los Angeles University of California, Riverside

I began in Tang Soo Do, a Korean style of karate, when I was 7. I started mostly because my dad and brother were going to take classes and I thought it would be fun. I quickly fell in love with the sport. After nearly two decades away from karate, and after becoming paralyzed, I began training with Sensei Tamara Canedo in the Japanese style of Shito-Ryu. I didn't think karate in a wheelchair was possible and Sensei Tamara taught me that karate is for all! ...Three things people may not know about me is that I carried the Olympic torch when I was 10. I write romance novels under a pen name. I am a criminal defense attorney.


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