Mary Ann Dierdof, has been with us since March, 2010. We are proud to announce that she has been promoted to Nidan (2nd degree black belt) Shorin-Ryu Karate USA under the direction of Grand Master Ansei Ueshiro. We affectionately call Mary Ann, “our nurse”. When not at work, Mary Ann packs more activities into her life than most of us but she always finds time for her karate. When she isn’t on the golf course or playing pool or singing in the choir or running marathons or flying to Cuba, Mary Ann is on the karate deck breaking a sweat and determined to live life to it’s fullest. She is most appreciative for the opportunity to be learning Shorin-Ryu Karate and wants to teach it to others to keep it going for the generations to come. Mary Ann inspires all of us to hit the ground running and enjoy a life filled with joy and vigor!