My martial arts training began at a young age; first with Judo, then Karate, but it wasn't until I was an adult and discovered Kung-fu that it became a big part of my life. 

My Kung-fu training began in 2001 under the instruction of Shifu Tim Oehler. Due to lives obstacles I've missed training a year or two here and there, but the love for the martial art kept me coming back. 

I enjoy all aspects of training and always push myself to do the best I am able to do. I am honored to be part of the International Mantis family.

Shannon has been training and pursuing fitness programming and kickboxing. She is currently teaching the youth kickboxing program at the kung fu school.