Emilee began her Kung Fu training with Joe Wieland in 2009 after moving to Portland from the Midwest. From a young age, pursuing a black belt in a martial art was always personal goal for her. Over the past several years she was not only able to accomplish this lifelong goal at the Portland Shaolin Center, but she finally came to understand that a black belt was not an end goal, but rather the first touchstone on a lifelong path of training. Emilee is delighted to continue expanding her training by serving as an instructor at the school and is looking forward to the opportunities and challenges it will present. Mastery (in all things) does indeed only come through time and effort.