Black Belt Academy
4885 West Boulevard • Poplar Bluff Missouri 63901 • 573.785.KICK (5425)

Ms. Kris started training at the Black Belt Academy in 2006 and earned her 1st Degree Black Belt in 2011. She is about as passionate as you can get about the benefits of martial arts training and how it can change your life.

Program director, instructor, office manager, bookkeeper, purchasing agent, cashier -- Ms. Kris pretty much handles anything that comes along, including mopping up after leaky pipes and plugged up toilets. You never know what's going to happen on any given day at the Black Belt Academy.

While she wasn't pulled along the Black Belt path kicking and screaming, it was a lot of hard work that couldn't have been accomplished without a some nudges here and there. And one thing she learned along the way is that people are capable of a lot more than they think they are. Sometimes they just need a little nudge and this is her focus when working with students and their families. Work just a bit harder -- push just a bit more -- and before you know it, you're accomplishing amazing things.

As Monique Junot says in the movie Better Off Dead: I think all you need is a small taste of success, and you will find it suits you.