There are several events from my past that I will never forget because they unquestionably changed my life for the better: the birth of my son, my wedding, the day I was sworn into the California Bar and the day I met Sensei Tamara Canedo.

Arrache works hard for her katas to be smooth and fierce. Here, she performs one during competition.

Arrache works hard for her katas to be smooth and fierce. Here, she performs one during competition.

I grew up doing karate. That’s an understatement. Karate, specifically a Korean style called Tang Soo Do, was my passion for m