Marisa Maher has been loyal and highly committed to Tang Soo Do since she began her training at the MTA Karate Academy at the age of nine. She was the first student under the instruction of Sa Bum Nim Isaac Garris, Jr. to be promoted to Black Belt. She has continued to maintain close ties with the Academy while studying at UNC Charlotte, earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Finance in 2012. Currently, Marisa is continuing her studies at the Graduate level with the intention to earn a Ph.D in Clinical Psychology. Marisa considers her training through the martial arts a contributing factor of who she is as a person, spiritually, mentally, and physically. It is her hope to one day own her own Dojo and continue sharing with others the beauty and art of Tang Soo Do.