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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.

Pre-orders are now available on Amazon.

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).

If you’d like to read more about how Melanie got into taekwondo and her thoughts on modern-day practice, check out the interview on fellow martial arts blogger page: MyWifeIsaBlackBelt.Com.

Email mdgwrites (at) and follow me on social media:
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Publicity: Marika Flatt, PR By the Book

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