How it all began
In February 1989 almost 16 years old, Lisa walked into the dojang to take her first Taekwon-Do lesson, not realising that she was about to fall in love forever. By the end of her first lesson she knew her life was about to change, her passion for Taekwon-Do had officially started.
Lisa’s father was extremely overpowering physically and mentally, the fear she felt from this man at times seemed quite overwhelming. Despite having a wonderful supportive mother who was also treated terribly by this cruel man, Lisa as well as her sisters led a very strained childhood.
Lisa decided not to allow her childhood traumas overtake her life so she trained in Taekwon-Do most days which was a great way for to let out her frustrations in life and focus on something positive.
By the time Lisa got to green belt at 17 her father was out of her life. This meant she didn’t need to feel that fear anymore, thus making her more determined to succeed in something she had started to become very good at.
Funding her passion for Taekwon-Do was very difficult so she found herself a part time job whilst at college, so she could train as often as possible. Lisa left college early to work full time, as she needed to help support her family. As she was not naturally academically inclined, she took great pleasure in doing this, especially as the extra money meant she could afford to train even more often.