Nidan (2nd Black)
Kate started in Kenpo Karate in 1994 in Plainview, New York. Her first instructor was John McTernan of Tracys Kenpo Karate. After the family relocated to St. Paul, Minesota in 1997 she continued her Kenpo training in North St. Paul with Sensei Cory Albert of the Kempo Karate Academy.
In 1998, Katie began training under Dave Simmons achieving her Shodan (1st degree black belt) after completing Twin Dragon requirements and the healing arts as taught by Dr. Ted Sumner in San Jose, CA. Currently, she teaches Kenpo and offers Chotaifuku and Shiatsu by appointment at the Twin Dragon studio in Eagan.
On June 22, 2007 was promoted to Nidan! Belt ceremony was performed by Master Bill Yazel, in attendance was Dennis Laycock, Jeremy Stewart, Zoran Sevic and the Irish Kenpo Group.