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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 coming to your bookseller from She Writes Press April 20, 2021. This is her first book. Publicity, talking points, and advance praise

Melanie’s work has also been featured here: (Click here for all articles or search the category Book Martial Arts Articles). – What Martial Arts Teaches Us About Mentorship
She Explores Life – What Martial Arts Teaches Us About Mentorship – Interview with a woman in martial arts (Melanie Gibson)
She Explores Life – Doubling Down on Love: Is Your Relationship a Bad Investment?

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

Publicity: Leslie Barrett, PR By the Book

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