“If you had told me 15 years ago that I would be a black belt, I wouldn’t have believed it. I started training for a workout and to learn some self-defense. Now I can’t imagine my world without martial arts.” Laura Lee, 5th degree black belt, has trained in traditional kung fu and kickboxing for over 15 years. She has trained with Sifu Kevin Garcia for more than 10 years, and joined Texas Kickboxing’s staff as a part-time instructor in 2010. She has been a competitor in both light and full-contact amateur kickboxing and Muay Thai fighting, and has begun to train in Brazilian jiu jitsu. In addition to her love of the martial arts, Ms. Lee has a passion for yoga and is a certified instructor. She has been teaching in Aldine ISD for 20 years and is currently a dyslexia specialist, working with students with reading disabilities.