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NEW eBook by Susan Martinez, “Outsmarting the Bad Guys” teaches women how to wise up and outwit predators 6-6-10
book Outsmarting the Bad Guys teaches women and girls how to avoid and
survive attacks by bad guys by wising up
Sun Newspaper 5-1-11
Today's Writing Community "O Muses Where Art Thou?" 11-19-2010
What's Up: Canada's Family Magazine "Bully-Proofing Your Kids" 11-17-10
Minnesota Sun Newspaper "How To Bully Proof Your Kids" November 11, 2010
Edina Magazine - "Lessons from a Black Belt" October 2010 issue
Minnesota Sun Newspaper "Seven personal safety tips you MUST teach your kids" 9-23-10
NewsOK by The Oklahoman "7
Personal Safety Tips You MUST Teach Your Kids" 9-21-10
Treasure Valley Teen September 2010 online issue
Lake Minnetonka Magazine August 2010 issue
Belt Belt Magazine August 2010 issue
MN Sun Current, Edina, MN 8-9-2010
FOX 9 Morning Show 7-28-10
Susan was a guest on Fox 9 Morning Buzz show and demonstrated self-defense techniques.
Girls Life Magazine
Twins Magazine Fall 2010 online issue
New Living Magazine August or September 2010 issue
Shakopee Valley News, Shakopee, MN
Fire Chief Magazine
MN Sun Current Newspaper Eden Prairie 6-30-10
belt Tedra Bonner awarded Sophie Keeley (6) an orange belt in karate on Sat.
June 26. Tedra is the co-owner and martial arts instructor at My Gym Fitness
Center in Eden Prairie. Sophie has taken karate lessons since she was 4 and
this is her 4th belt. Her uncle Jake Erling is the head martial arts
instructor at My Gym.
August 2010 issue of Black Belt Magazine!
"Everything I Know I Learned in Karate Class."
Sun Newspaper - 6-24-10
Edina grandmother writes book on personal safety
Karate shows New Hope man his full potential
(Video and Article on Brock Merkwan and Jake Erling)
Or check it out on YouTube!
Sophie Keeley (age 5 1/2) hams it up with her grandmother Susan Martinez after winning First Place in her first karate tournament! March 6, 2010
Newspaper New Hope 3-18-10
Karate offers New Hope man a new outlook (Jake Erling and Brock Merkwan)
Newspaper Edina 3-11-10
Edina Grandmother is Promoted to 2nd Degree Black Belt
(Susan Martinez and Noelle Erling promoted to 2nd degree black belt)
Newspaper New Hope 3-2-10
New Hope Man with Cerebral Palsy Taking Karate and Taking on a Whole New World!
(Jake Erling and Brock Merkwan)
Newspaper Wayzata 2-23-10
Wayzata Kindergartener Earns Purple Belt in Karate!
(Sophie promoted to Purple Belt by Uncle Jake Erling)
Tribune Metro Section 2-20-10
Karate Kid and a Family to Boot
Back row: Amber Keeley and Natalia Erling
Front row: Noelle Erling, Jake Erling, Sophie Keeley, Susan Martinez
January 13, 2008 Jake is featured on Jason Davis' On the Road segment: Amazing Minnesotans. Watch 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS: On the Road, Sunday at 10:35 PM. Jason Davis sets out to find ordinary Minnesotans who do extraordinary things...and see how a martial arts master keeps a life-threatening disease at bay!
February 22, 2007 MN Sun Plymouth, Plymouth man raises money, awareness through Climb for a Cure by Sally Thompson
February 7, 2007 Star Tribune, Still Kicking by Pam Schmid
July 6, 2006 Eden Prairie News, Erling was the karate kid: Now he’s the master, fighting cystic fibrosis with a vengeance by Daniel Huss
June, 28, 2006 Eden Prairie Sun-Current, EP karate teacher channels health challenges into martial arts mentorship by Lyn Jerde
May, 2006 Issue - Minnesota Monthly, 2006 CF Climb for a Cure.
May, 2005 Issue - Minnesota Monthly, 2005 CF Climb for a Cure.
Feb, 2005 – Star Tribune, 2005 CF Climb for a Cure.