Claire Hickey, in the instant she successfully broke her board (on her first try) at Martial Arts America, owned by local businessman and lifelong Coronado resident David Adams, 4th degree Black Belt.
Sensei David is a long-time Relay for Life Team Leader and supporter of Relay for Life events, having won the Highest Fundraiser award several times. In 2009, David personally walked 24 hours in tribute to his father who passed when he was 18 years old.
Instructor Ben Damasco, 2nd degree Black Belt and graduate of the Martial Arts America Leadership program, is holding the board in place. Claire is a member of the Pee Wee program for 4-6 year old students which focuses on character development skills as well as effective karate techniques for younger children.
Contact Martial Arts America at 619-435-8223, or stop by 1005 C Avenue for information about their programs which can be tailored to individual needs. Visit their website at www.coronadokarate.com or email Sensei David at firstname.lastname@example.org.