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Cathy Chapaty is a 25-year martial arts veteran and third-degree Taekwondo black belt who specializes in teaching children, many with ADHD, Asperger's syndrome, and other challenges.
She is the author of three books:
Chapaty is an ambassador for the Association of Women Martial Arts Instructors (AWMAI) and teaches girls' and women's self-defense and empowerment workshops. She has also led seminars at National Women's Martial Arts Federation (NWMAF) camps, which attract hundreds of girls and women from across the United States, Canada, and Europe. The NWMAF named her Member of the Year in 2011; she is currently the organization's chair.
In 2012, she was honored by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea for an essay on the transformational power of Taekwondo. Chapaty is a member of the NWMAF, AWMAI, USA Taekwondo, and the Writers' League of Texas.