As a young adult, Lisa studied Shotokan for 2 years and received the rank of blue belt. Several relocations and children later, she renewed her martial arts journey. Lisa studied TaeKwonDo and Washin-Ryu before meeting a longtime NGMA student who introduced her to Kenpo and the NGMA family.
In 2009, with the support of the NGMA family, Lisa received the rank of 1st degree black belt.
In 2015, after countless hours of study and practice, Lisa received the rank of 4th degree black belt.
In 2018 Lisa was promoted to Sensei.
The dojo rules of effort, etiquette, character, self discipline, and sincerity have always been her way. Teaching these rules to the students of NGMA is her honor.