5th Degree Black Belt

    Erika has been involved with the martial arts world since 1987 starting out with Chinese Kenpo under Mr. Larry Hamilton, as well as, American Kenpo; she put her training on hold to obtain her Criminal Justice Degree. Upon returning to her training she then stumbled upon the Jeff Speakman kenpo 4.0 system. She is currently a 5th Degree Black belt under Mr. Speakman. She not only is a mom to our three beautiful children, but also tells everyone she has at least 100+ children. She cares dearly for each and every one of the students. She makes time to volunteer at each of her children’s schools; she teaches the students about self-respect and self-discipline. She is the office manager for the Kenpo 5.0 and for the family owned business TurboTek.

    “Stay focused, keep motivated and never give up on your individual goals”. Her mission is to help students of all ages believe in themselves…by building their self-esteem, confidence and self-defense skills. Along with teaching Kenpo she is also certified in her most loved exercise format-TRX !

    I want to inspire people. I want someone to look at me and say, “because of you I didn’t give up.” (It’s a borrowed quote, but it’s exactly how I feel).