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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, a third degree black belt candidate, and is a newly minted competitive board breaker.

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

Aside from the Little Black Belt blog, Melanie’s work has been featured on (Click here for all articles or search the category Book Martial Arts Articles).

Stay tuned for my memoir Kicking and Screaming: a Memoir of Madness and Martial Arts coming to your bookseller from She Writes Press April 20, 2021!

Wanna chat? Email mdgwrites (at) or follow me on social media:
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