Lots of people dream big. So few take action on those dreams. So, when McKenna heard about a competition from KickGen to win a chance to participate in the choreographed fight scenes of a motion picture she put something together and submit it by the March 31st deadline. She had some stiff competition to include some world champion martial artists and her very own brother, Adam Jolly, but took a chance anyway.
The movie’s director would only select two. One who was under 15 to play the role of a kid and another that was older to play the role of an adult attacker. When the reviews of the competition demos were completed and selections were made she placed second in the overall younger division. She did not get the coveted 1st place this time, but she demonstrated someone taking mass action to move toward her goal. That is one of the great things about the martial arts mindset and how leadership is taught through action at Karate Quest.
You would never know that she only just reached twelve years old when you see her on film or leading a class full of eager karate students and future leaders.
When you see McKenna give her a big Karate Quest Excellence high five!