Meet Sensei Xiomara! Xiomara is the Head Teacher for our After School Program and Summer Camp. She is a Boston Native whose life passion is to inspire and guide rising generations. She says, “I knew as an adolescent that I was going to serve my community by working with kids. In my young mind, I wanted to make children the best adults that they could be for our future, and today that still stands.”
She attended Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts before moving to Asheville and will be finishing up her degree in Sociology here. She has worked with youth for the past 7 years, at the YMCA and the Montessori Elementary School of Asheville. Her most soul satisfying work is to guide children in the after school and summer camp settings, teaching empowerment, leadership, and compassion.
Meet Sensei Jen! Jen is one of our most dedicated martial arts students. She is a professional photographer and the genius behind most of those amazing photos you’ve seen of your kids training!
She’s also a rockstar mom to her spunky 5 year old daughter – who got Jen and her husband Sean into martial arts in the first place! Jen has a real knack for working with kids in our positive discipline style and we are delighted to have her on our team, assisting both in after care and kids classes!