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Melanie Gibson is the creator of the blog Little Black Belt. She began taekwondo training at age ten, took a twenty-two year hiatus, and began training again in her early thirties. She is a second degree black belt and is a third degree black belt candidate.

Melanie has a few college degrees, a corporate job that mostly lets her work in peace and quiet, and lives in Texas.

Her memoir Kicking and Screaming: a Memoir of Madness and Martial Arts is available wherever books are sold.
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Other Work

Melanie has written many articles and has been a guest on several podcasts, including the prominent martial arts podcast Whistlekick Martial Arts Radio.

Visit Melanie in the Media for articles, book reviews, interviews, and podcasts.

Melanie, along with her Taekwondo partner in crime AJ Wall, co-hosts the comedy podcast “Movie Pain or Pleasure?” on Anchor, Spotify, iTunes, and YouTube.

Email mdgwrites (at) and follow on social media:
 Melanie Gibson Author / @TaekwondoLBB
Instagram: @melaniegibsonauthor
Facebook: Melanie Gibson Author

Photos by Wesley Kirk / Vision & Verve
Tattoo by Crashlee Ink