CATHY CHAPATY

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Gender FEMALE
Industry Sports or Recreation
Occupation Writer, Martial Arts Consultant
Location Austin, Texas, United States
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Introduction A published author with 24 years’ experience in martial arts, Chapaty is respected as an empowering, positive teacher with a knack for helping children of all ages and abilities learn martial arts. In her 15-year career, she's taught hundreds of children, many with ADHD, Asperger’s syndrome, and other challenges. Author of “No Pouting in the Dojo: The Imperfect Journey of Teaching Children Character through Martial Arts,” Chapaty is an ambassador for the Association of Women Martial Arts Instructors (AWMAI) and in 2012 was honored by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea for an essay on the transformational power of Taekwondo. In 2014, the U.S. Martial Arts Alliance named her Martial Arts Author of the Year. She is a member of the National Women’s Martial Arts Federation, AWMAI, USA Taekwondo, and the Writers’ League of Texas. Chapaty lives in Austin with her partner of 18 years, three dogs—two with three legs—and a hopelessly predatory cat. She is on sabbatical from teaching Taekwondo and currently trains at Moy Yat Kung Fu Academy. Contact her via TaoTexas@gmail.com. (NOTE: All views are her own and do not reflect the viewpoints of any particular organization or institution.)
Interests Martial Arts, Writing, Reading, Volunteering (Service Work), Mentoring Others
Favorite Movies Kung Fu, Enter the Dragon, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, The Karate Kid (both versions), True Grit, The Matrix Trilogy, The Natural, Miracle, Rocky, Field of Dreams, When Harry Met Sally, Miss Congeniality, any Marx Brothers film, any Abbott and Costello film
Favorite Music Captain & Tennille, Enya, Jars of Clay, Patsy Cline, Dixie Chicks, TransSiberian Orchestra, Lady Gaga
Favorite Books The Tao of Pooh, The Greatest Miracle in the World, The Prophet, Hinds Feet on High Places, A New Earth, Angry White Pajamas, Moving Zen, American Shaolin, Iron and Silk

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