Master Petersman’s training began with a two month self defense program. She greatly enjoyed the program and the influence of her instructors. This led to formal Tae Kwon Do classes beginning in 1995 and she tested for her first degree black belt in July, 1999. She achieved her 5th degree black belt in February of 2016 . Over the past years Master Petersman has enjoyed working with all ages of students from young children to adults.