"I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty."
The Schumann family began taking karate as a family activity in 2002. They found the martial arts to be enjoyable and great excercise. In addition it gave their dad Allan peace of mind that his daughters were learning practical knowledge of self-defense and that his family would be able to defend themselves if necessary.
Cheryl, Sarah, Emily and Megan all hold second degree black belt's and youngest daughter, Grace, earned her Jr. Black Belt. They began competing locally and then nationally and for the past three years hold titles in th Mid West Area of Sport Karate Association. The girls qualified regionally for World Kickboxing Council Team USA which allowed them to move on to Detroit Michigan where they all placed in their divisions to bring home two gold medals, one silver and two bronze. They were privileged to represent the USA this past October in Montreal Canada.
Upon comming back they have made it their mission to get involved with children in the community and enjoy sharing their time with young people today.
Tournament competition has obviously been a part of the girls martial arts experience, however they realize there is only one first place trophy but if you compete against your own best self and make a difference in someone's life for the better you are always a winner. The martial arts has allowed them opportunities to use their time and talent to do just that.
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