I originally wanted to do kickboxing so I could lose weight and develop muscle tone. After Sifu Garcia further investigated my reasons for wanting to do kickboxing, I realized I also wanted to learn how to defend myself. Through my training I have gained confidence as well as attaining my original weight loss and fitness goals. “When I started I hadn’t thought of becoming a black belt. Looking back, I see what an impact martial arts has had in my life, and don’t know where I’d be without it.” Adrienne Harvey, 5th degree black belt, has trained in traditional Kung Fu and kickboxing for 20 years. She has trained under Sifu Garcia since 2001, gone through certified instructor training, worked as an instructor under him at another location, and joined Texas Kickboxing as chief instructor in February 2015. She has been a competitor in both light and full-contact amateur kickboxing, western boxing, and has trained in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and has earned her purple belt. In addition to her love of the martial arts, Ms. Harvey has a passion for health and fitness and is currently head Life Coach and Program Director for Katy Weight Loss.