My name is Corrine Giordani. I am enrolled in the Shotokan Karate course. I started in training when I was 16 and trained in the martial arts for about 12 years. I have trained in Kenpo Karate, Tang Soo Do and a little bit of Shotokan. I earned my 2nd degree black belt in a non traditional school that blended a few different systems into one. My school had a chain of schools all over the Southeastern Massachusetts but eventually all instructors chose to brake away and do their own thing. I left training at the school around that time. I have worked on staying active in many different ways since then but I always have missed the martial arts. This home study course seems like a great way to train within the means of my schedule again.