Tashi Yesenia Santiago-Persad

My name is Tashi Yesenia and I am a fourth degree black belt. I have been practicing martial arts for 25 years. Many of my family members have also been enrolled in karate but I am the only one who remains. Karate has been a great part of my life in which it has taught me lifelong skills such as discipline, courage, multitasking,┬ápersistence, confidence, dedication and much more. Being part of this wonderful organization and art has made me the woman I am today. I feel that karate has helped me accomplish many goals such as attaining two masters degree, becoming a NYC┬ápublic school teacher, I am a wife and mother of twin boys. I don’t know what my life would have been without being in karate but I’m lucky that my father signed me up!