ATA Ambassador, Channah Zeitung, started martial arts in 2011 when she was just shy of age 3 at Church’s Martial arts in San Diego Calif. Channah’s mother used to bring her to the studio an hour before classes started because she loved watching Miss Rayna Valandingham (who also happens to be an ATA Ambassador). Channah says, “I always wanted to be like her one day!”
In addition to Chief Master Ken Church and Master Patricia Church, Channah always found different role models, including Mr. Jose Aguilar who first introduced her to the bo staff. It’s easy to say, that Channah and the bo were a perfect match!
Today, Channah is a 2nd Degree Black Belt and has 9 individual World Champion titles and 2 Demo Team titles at just 11 years old! She loves training and helping with the ATA Tiger classes at her academy.
Her martial arts career has led her into many directions in the entertainment industry as well. She was on the “Katie Couric Show” in 2013 and since has made appearances on Nickolodeon’s “GameShakers,” “Wonderama,” “Little Big Shots” (both US and Australia), and Steve Harvey’s talk show “Steve.” Channah was also named one of the Top 25 “People are Awesome” for 2017 on YouTube. In 2019 she was featured in the New York Times!
Her favorite life skill is Respect! As she explains, “Respect is earned and that is the highest achievement anyone can obtain.”
This bo staff extraordinaire may not always look like a fierce warrior, but as her motto states “Even though you’re small, it doesn’t mean you can’t achieve BIG THINGS!’
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